Doctor Q&A for Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not a clot: Very unusual to feel a clot . If any pain or swelling check with your primary care or orthopedics surgeon for masses.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Check blood count: I assume after angioplasty she is on a blood thinner. Hematoma at the access/catheterization site can be very big or has active flow (pseudo aneurysm ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Evaluation liver: Portal vein is the main blood flow to the liver it occluded sometime with thrombosis that is usually treated with blood thinners like Coumadin (warfar ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Serious : All open aortic surgeries are high risk especially as these patients may have associated coronary artery diseases . Long term outcome should be great
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Lipitor(and other statins) is very helpful in stabilizing plaque formation in atherosclerosis and work well as anti inflammatory in unstable atheromas ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: It will be ok but be carefully of increase risk of DVT during pregnancy especially in your legs and if you skip a dosage of the lmwh.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angio: If there is no obvious source for TIA other than carotids and with two conflicting studies of the carotids , then if it highly suspicious to be caroti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possible: Cocaine can induce severe severe spasm in the arterial system and sudden increase and sometime severe high blood pressure which can cause arterial rup ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Atherosclerosis: Hypertension is a major cause of atherosclerosis which may cause heart attacks.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Need checked: You need to be checked for bike leak , retained stones, hematoma .. Etc . Talk to your surgeon.
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