Woodland Hills, CA
A 42-year-old female asked:
Is angio/bypass and stenting effective for pad.my dads left leg circulation is bad 3 or 4 out of 10.is it ok to get angio/bypass as he has sugar.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Vascular Surgery 48 years experience
Yes: Both work well for patients who are in danger of losing their leg. Angioplasty is better for short occlusions , bypass with vein better for more extensive disease. THese procedures are performed in diabetics with good results. Find a person who can offer both options since the choice depends on the clinical picture and should not be restricted by what the surgeon or angiographer can do
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Last updated Mar 17, 2017
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