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How long does surgery take to put a stent in a heart?

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Heart stent surgery can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to perform the entire case. The duration is dependent upon the technical difficulty of the case and the number of balloon catheters that have to be employed. again! Any comments?

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  1. Sheba says:

    Last July I had two stints [stents] put in after a heart attack and bypass surgery. One month later i have pain in my right arm from wrist to elbow how long will it last

  2. Shea says:

    Surgical assessment is often an hour or two in length and usually consists of the both the cardiac surgeon and then a separate meeting with an anesthesiologist on the same day.It depends on their surgical schedule and the urgency of the case. If the surgical assessment finds they are concerned about a specific area of her health status, they may require her to have more testing or postpone the surgery.More than likely, it will be within a couple of weeks after the assessment but it does depend greatly on the surgeon and anesthesia time.As far as stenting goes, that is done in a catheterization lab where they guide a tubelike catheter up to the heart and expand the stent. However, some hospitals have hybrid ORs which would allow both heart surgery and catheterization lab procedures at the same time.The above person is wrong, if they do a catheterization lab procedure they do give local anesthetic even if they are put fully asleep as it aids in insertion of catheters. Also, sometimes anesthesia is required for stenting depending on the interventional cardiologists opinion. But, if your mom is having heart surgery and stenting in the cath lab at the same time, she will definitely be put asleep obviously.Best of luck to you and your mother!

  3. Demetrice says:

    open heart surgery heart bypass and stent how long is wait that my mum is going from surgical assessment? hi we found out today for a surgical assessment at our local hospital

  4. Tashia says:

    It is more of a sterile procedure under local aneasthesia rather than a surgery as such.The placement of the stent is acheived by the catheter which is usually inserted either radially(from the arm) or femorally (from the groin). The cathet… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_normal_bruising_after_heart_stent_surgery

  5. Sherika says:

    This answer depends on the patients anatomy. A short case would be in the neighborhood of 45-60mins. However I have been in case that lasted 4-5 hours. Really depends on how tortuous the patients vessels are. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_does_a_heart_stent_surgery_last

  6. Elinore says:

    The heart stent is one of the near miracles in medical innovation. A stent is a small expandable mesh that opens into the shape of a tube inside an artery. In heart surgery, the first truly corrective surgeries involved opening the chest an… More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-putting-a-stent-in-a-heart

  7. Majorie says:

    Stents in the treatment of coronary artery blockages. for reliable and unbiased information about the evaluation & treatment of heart disease. How long does it take? What special treatment is needed following a stent procedure? . Medications that make platelets less active has been found to be extremely effective in

  8. Sparkle says:

    You're awake during the procedure, so recovery from anesthesia is not necessary. How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Vaginal Hysterectomy? Long-term back spasms can make every movement or activity. Both stents and medication are used to treat the heart disease called angina, which is caused by the Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_2052244_recover-from-angioplasty.html

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