A 58-year-old male asked:
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how much time should elaps between two angioplasties in the leg?

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Dr. James Brockenbrough
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: The time frame is dependent on the results of the first and what the overall objective planned. There is no set time. Each case is unique with its own set of goals and obstacles to overcome.
Answered on Feb 27, 2015
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
No absolute answer: The time between interventions should be dictated by the urgency of the problem for which an angioplasty is being performed to correct. Each angioplasty causes injury, which must heal. The shorter the time span between interventions, the less time to heal, the increased risk an intervention can fail and cause even more problems.
Answered on Jan 14, 2019

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