Stent Placement

Posted by ltssjs @ltssjs, Jan 21 2:43pm

Does the placement of stents require the utilization of dye that then is removed by the kidneys?

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@ltssjs – That would be something to discuss with your surgeon or care team. Here's some information from Mayo Clinic on the procedure risks for kidneys:

" The dye used during angioplasty and stent placement can cause kidney damage, especially in people who already have kidney problems. If you're at increased risk, your doctor may take steps to try to protect your kidneys, such as limiting the amount of contrast dye and making sure that you're well hydrated during the procedure."
— Coronary angioplasty and stents:

Are you able to discuss your concerns/questions with your doctor or surgery team?


Thanks, very good advice.

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