Medical Devices

4 things to know about life after stent placement

February 19, 2021

4 things to know about life after stent placement

Stent placement is a common procedure that helps treat Coronary Artery Diseases. In this procedure, the interventional cardiologist or operator inserts a stent (a hollow cylindrical metallic mesh) to hold a coronary artery open. While performing the stent placement procedure, the operator uses a stent mounted on a balloon, which when inflated, pushes back the plaque deposits radially outward inside a coronary artery. A coronary stent is made up of a biocompatible medical-grade metal. The stent helps reduce recurrent blockages or re-narrowing of arteries after one undergoes an angioplasty. Once a metallic stent is implanted, it remains in the patient's artery permanently. Also referred to as stenting, stent placement is a minimally invasive procedure. That said, life after angioplasty can be quite different. Here's all you need to know.

Medical Devices

Risks involved in scheduling C-section after 35 

February 19, 2021

Risks involved in scheduling C-section after 35 

A Cesarean delivery proves to be a useful intervention for expectant mothers in many situations. Today, many pregnant women, request their gynaecologists to help them plan or schedule their deliveries on their preferred dates. Similarly, working women prefer to coordinate their work schedules with their maternity leaves. With more and more women are opting to have only one child, usually later in life, scheduled C-sections have become rather common. While science makes almost everything possible, scheduled Cesarean deliveries for geriatric pregnancies can have potentially adverse consequences on both, maternal as well as neonatal health. Here are some reasons why a Cesarean delivery after 35 might prove to be risky.

Medical Devices

8 Different types of colon resection surgery options

February 19, 2021

8 Different types of colon resection surgery options

The intestine – a long tubular organ comprises of the small intestine, the large intestine, also known as the colon, and the rectum. The rectum is the last part of the colon. Once the food is swallowed, it starts digesting in the stomach and gets emptied in the small intestine. The small intestine absorbs the nutritional elements of the food. The remaining waste then moves from the colon to the rectum, until it is ultimately expelled from the body. The colon and the rectum continue to absorb the water and hold the waste until one is ready to expel it. As one grows old, the colon may start developing problems and may need treatment to prevent conditions and diseases that can affect it. In such a situation, one may need a colon resection surgery. Let's understand what it is, its types, why it may be required and more.

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