Causes Of Death For Men And Women During The United States

2052 WordsApr 2, 20169 Pages
One of the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States can be attributed to Coronary Artery Disease. In the medical world, treatments are ever-changing and improving the chance of survival from this disease. One such treatment, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) with stent placement, is now used in more than 80% of CAD cases with an exceedingly high success rate (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/161446-overview). With any procedure, there is a number of tools at the doctor’s fingertips, and a new experimental technology in the stent world has risen with temporary bio-absorbable stents. The following document will briefly explain the procedure and their use in percutaneous coronary intervention. First, we…show more content…
Such contraindications could be an intolerance to long-term antiplatelet therapy or significant conditions leading to a reduced lifespan in the patient. If there is a lack of cardiac surgical support or the artery has suffered less than 50% or complete occlusion, the procedure may be voided. The patient also must not have received a bypass graft to the left anterior descending artery. (http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/cardiovascular-tests-and-procedures/percutaneous-coronary-interventions). Careful approach should be used in cases where patients suffer from diabetes and coronary artery disease or have left main disease without collateral flow and a high Syntax score. (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/ 161446-overview). As with any medical procedure, risks are taken into precaution when preforming a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Complications generally arise from three types: contrast administration, catheter/tool related issues, and access site situations (bleeding, hematoma, limb ischemia, etc.) A patient may have an allergic reaction to the contrast media administered of which there is a course of action to counteract the reaction with diphenhydramine, albuterol, or epinephrine. Contrast nephropathy, one of the highest risks of PCI, is presented as an insufficiency of the renal system clearing the blood. This risk can be reduced by using
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