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Evidence[edit]

Evidence for the etymology being wrong? Alternative correct etymology?

This is no longer a relevant question - the etymology is described in the now-referenced article. Yoshm 22:34, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

This should become a disambig. There are notable people named Stent: Gunther Stent and Charles Iversen Stent, to name just two.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 23:31, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Can you supply evidence to support assertion that stenting leads to a executive function decline? Recent studies (May 2008, for example see http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/575122) indicate that cognitive function decline in patients with cardiovascular disease is the result of the disease, not the treatment, whether it is non-invasive or surgical. User:ldunn100 —Preceding unsigned comment added by L dunn100 (talkcontribs) 10:17, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

I have removed the unsubstantiated opinion on "executive function" as well as the recommendation for the "safest" approach to treating disease. Anyone disputing this, welcome to discuss. User:donsmokem —Preceding undated comment added 22:35, 16 September 2009 (UTC).

Image needed[edit]

This article would benefit greatly from an image (ideally of both (i) a stent and (ii) a graphic showing either a stent in an artery or the installation of a stent in an artery).Hu Gadarn 18:42, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Scientific American had 3 in their latest issue. Would we be allowed to use those? Supermariorobot 00:23, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

I can't add images[edit]

Where is the Stent image ????

God Wiki is impossibly hard to add a damn photo.

Personal experience (moved from article)[edit]

(This signed "personal experience" section written by tikboy has been moved from the main article to here.) Loganberry (Talk) 14:47, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Personal Experience

The stent is inserted as it states above, via a non-invasive procedure. There is pain involved but to a minimal degree. The patient can request sedation. At the start of the procedure there is an small incision made in the groin area. This is comparable to the anesthetic needle used by a dentist. Thereafter there is almost no sensation of pain or that there is anything being inserted into the body. Depending on the patient, the cardiologist might ask the patient to aid him in getting past the diaphram by exhaling. Once this is accomplished, he continues the procedure to reach the heart arteries.

As it states above, this is from personal experience. There were only two times I experienced pain. The first was during catheterization in which a black die is injected to permit an X-ray image to be made of the arteries to locate the blockages. This black dye can cause the heart to pound extremely hard and each beat is very painful. I was told this pounding is caused by a momentary blocking of oxygen to the heart. The pounding and the pain only last for a few seconds.

The second was during the angioplasty and stent insertion. This was when the surgical assistant was instructed to increase the dosage of Nitro Glycerine to cause a very blocked artery to open to enable the cardiologist to insert a stent. The side effect of the Nitro Glycerin is a headache. These were the worst two pains I experienced during two procedures.

After the procedure is probably the worst pain of the whole procedure. Having to lie perfectly still when the human impulse is to move on occasion is difficult, especially if the person is accustomed to being physically active. This requirement is for 6 hours. The patient needs family or a very kind nurse to aid in eating and in bodily functions. The bed I was given tilted in every way imagineable so that was a relief and a help to eat.

After discharge one will find that they are somewhat weak and get out of breath easily. I also suffer depression and the depression was exascerbated by the procedures and my own thoughts of morbidity. I strongly suggest one move carefully, exercise very gently daily and radically follow a diet. My exercise regimen consisted of one city block daily for one month, done slowly. Following that and your physicians advice, increase beyond that in a series of structured steps. This again, is difficult especially for someone who may have previously been physically active. Patience in this case is a virtue and whatever else you may do- definitely keep active.

The drugs-Isosorbate Mononitrate. If you are susceptable to headaches, this drug is deadly. to be continued S. M.tikboy 15:31, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

History of stents and more images please[edit]

If someone could write a history about the discovery/invention of stents that would be great, as well would be some more photos of stents prior to insertion, like just laying on a table, and some more inserted into vessels, etc.

I wrote about the history of coronary stents. I'm not sure if that's of interest to you. Ksheka 11:48, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I wanted you to know that the creator of the first stent called Wallstent was made by Hans Wallsten. Could be interesting information. I know about this for my grandfathers brother is infact Hans Wallsten.

Urinary Tract[edit]

This section on urinary tract has been removed here for the sake of preservation, because one can reasonably consider that the mention of the names of medical suppliers is not neutral and is likely not advised in an encyclopedia. Cfr. the warning message on the page. Shinkolobwe (talk) 20:17, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Urethral/Prostatic Stents
— A urethral/prostatic stent might be needed if a man is unable to urinate. Often this situation occurs when an enlarged prostate pushes against the urethra, blocking the flow of urine. The placement of a stent can open the obstruction, allowing volitional voiding.
— In the U.S., there are currently only two FDA approved urethral stents: a temporary use stent, The SpannerTM by AbbeyMoor Medical, Inc. [1]; and a permanent stent, The UrolumeTM by American Medical Systems.
  • Ureteral Stents

Disagree with the above. As there are only TWO FDA approved stents and there are no generic brands available, I believe they warrant inclusion. There is a wikipedia precedent here: Sildenafil citrate is mentioned as viagra. Jmunroo (talk) 07:03, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

adding criticism for the use of stents[edit]

"The study, known as "Courage" and published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007, shook the world of cardiology. It found that the most common heart surgery—a $15,000 procedure that unclogs arteries using a small scaffold or stent—usually yields no additional benefit when used with a cocktail of generic drugs in patients suffering from chronic chest pain."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703652104574652401818092212.html

What do you think ?

Talgalili (talk) 20:07, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

This is an important study which got a lot of attention. I added the content you proposed with more content here. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:41, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
This section now seems too critical of stenting. Stents have vast legitimate, evidence-based uses where they are safer and better than alternatives. This section should be made more neutral per WP:NPOV. Bakerstmd (talk) 18:20, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

What does "CHD stent" mean?[edit]

In the "Other" section, I see "CHD". What does that mean? Coronary heart disease? If so, that's covered already by the "Coronary arteries" section. -- Dandv(talk|contribs) 03:01, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

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