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Its been a year since my aorta bifemoral bypass..Getting some of the same symptoms as before could i be blocking up again?

Its been a year since my aorta bifemoral bypass..Getting some of the same symptoms as before could i be blocking up again?

Yes: Your surgeon will start with an ultrasound and an exam, but you certainly could be having trouble with your aorto-bi-fem. Typically this is a very durable repair, but it can have problems and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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How long does the needle byopsy procedure take and is it safe enough for someone who has had Aorta bypass surgery?

How long does the needle byopsy procedure take and is it safe enough for someone who has had Aorta bypass surgery?

Needle biopsy: These procedures are extremely safe. Thousands are done every single day all over the country and the world. If you are on an anti-coagulant you will need to stop a few days before the procedure. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had aorta bifemoral bypass surgery in december. Am having leg and back pain like before surgery could this be happening again so fast?

Had aorta bifemoral bypass surgery in december. Am having leg and back pain like before surgery could this be happening again so fast?

Possibly: An aorto-bifemoral bypass is a pretty durable procedure. However, they can fail. If so, the symptoms will return. If the symptoms just returned recently, the graft can be cleaned out and fixed if it failed. ...Read more

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Can someone have heart bypass surgery if his or her aorta is calcified?

Yes. : A calcified aorta typically makes the procedure more challenging, mainly because most heart surgery requires a "bypass" machine to keep blood perfusing the body. The"return" cannula is typically inserted into the root of aorta. Calcified aorta makes this harder and riskier to do. Other options exist however, the femoral artery is ofter used if aorta severe. ...Read more

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I did coarctationof aorta bypass surgery in july 2011 , now I am doing well on valsartan 80 mg once daily , do I need more f u , can I play sports?

I did coarctationof aorta bypass surgery  in july 2011 , now I am doing well  on valsartan 80 mg once daily  , do I need more f u , can I play sports?

Probably: One needs to know want exactly was done as the correction. What were symptoms and any damage. Primary suture, subclavian artery patch dacron patch or replace. Anyhow, if doing well and healed, can increase activity and get to max. Some sports are likely to be better than others. Swimming? Golf. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

No: Coronaries are the arteries directly to the heart. Aorta goes from heart to the abdomen and divides into iliacs which go toward the legs. Some coronary grafts start on ascending aorta with veins to distal coronaries. ...Read more

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46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?

46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis  do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed  severe heart disease in fam?

Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history , modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more

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What are the chances for a second aorta bifemoral bypas?

What are the chances for a second aorta bifemoral bypas?

Not easy!: A repeat aorto-bifemoral bypass is not an easy operation (for you or the surgeon). Is it really necessary? Exercise programs, smoking cessation etc. didn't help? See if the older aorto-bifemoral bypass can be cleaned out and revised. ...Read more

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I did aortic cohabitation bypass graft 1.5 year ago , do it needs follow up ?

I did aortic cohabitation bypass graft 1.5 year ago , do it needs follow up ?

Probably: Aorta-coronary bypasses can become occluded or narrow over time. Do not smoke take your aspirin take your statin cardiovascular exercize and weight control are important regular follow up is a part of the better health pattern see american heart guidelines. ...Read more