A member asked:

Could edema in the left ankle only be due to a malfunction of a tavr done last june?/ no history of heart failure before.

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No: If the TAVR were the cause, it would affect both ankles symmetrically. Look for a localized cause: varicose veins, ruptured Baker's cyst (from an arthritic knee), cellulitis, or a deep vein thrombosis - would be the most common causes. Sometimes, no cause is found.

Answered 6/9/2017



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