Articles for tag: Stents

6 Recent Inventions That Could Improve Your Life

When Winston Churchill said, “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind,” he knew that intellect and ingenuity drive innovation. What he didn’t know is just how quickly the future would arrive. From solar-powered laptops to car seats that vibrate when an unseen danger threatens, the array of fanciful new products hitting ...

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Why Can’t Stent Grafts Repair Ascending Aortic Aneurysm?

Perhaps you already know that stent graft repair of descending and abdominal aortic aneurysm is the repair procedure of choice for select patients. I didn’t understand, then, why stent graft repair was apparently impossible with an aneurysm of the ascending aorta. I thought maybe it had something to do with not being able to “feed” ...

What to do if You Get Kidney Stones During Your Pregnancy

Getting kidney stones during pregnancy is unfortunately more likely for women than getting them when they’re not pregnant. A variety of changes with vitamins and minerals are happening in the body when you’re pregnant, and these changes can cause the formation of kidney stones. There is also some speculation that later in the pregnancy, the ...

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How to Minimize Ureteral Stent Pain

No matter how you look at it, ureteral stents suck; pardon my colloquialism. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your personal experiences, one stent will almost always feel different from the next. One doctor can place one type and size of stent in you several times, with the string in or out each time, and for ...