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What is arterial femoral runoff and what is involved. I have to under go this at the va on : 03/25/14i and was wondering.

What is arterial femoral runoff and what is involved. I have to under go this at the va on : 03/25/14i and was wondering.

Arteriogram: A femoral runoff is slang for the study where the doctor will sedate you and numb up your groin. He will put a catheter into the artery leading to your aorta and then into the aorta. Contrast will be injected to image your aorta and legs (the runoff part). This will enable him to see blockages or narrowings and possibly guide therapy with a balloon or stent. It should not be painful or stressful. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?

Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?

Calf and foot: When the femoral artery decides the profunda feed the muscles of the thigh and the superficial femoral feed the leg from the knee down. There are some connections between the two protecting the leg. ...Read more

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Is it possible that we give blood transfusion through an arterial femoral line?

Is it possible that we give blood transfusion through an arterial femoral line?

Could be done: Transfusions through an artery can be done, but this is not preferred and can be associated with ischaemic changes in the vessel distally. Prefer venous transfusions. ...Read more

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How deep is the femoral artery?

How deep is the femoral artery?

Varies: About ½ an inch but it depends on the overall size of the person. ...Read more

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How deep down is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depending on your size and weight, about 1/2 inch. ...Read more

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How deep does the femoral artery lie?

How deep does the femoral artery lie?

Depends: Depends on how obese the patient is. In a patient with a normal weight for their height (bmi), the femoral artery usually lies about 2-3 cm beneath the skin. ...Read more

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What are types of femoral artery pain?

Neuralgia?: Femoral artery pain may be mistaken for femoral neuralgia. But if you've undergone an angiogram, the femoral artery may be dissected or have developed a pseudoaneurysm or an av fistula between the femoral artery & vein. You should get an arterial duplex ultrasound of your specific groin to assess for flow abnormalities and/or a soft tissue defect such as a hematoma. Do you have any bruising? ...Read more

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What causes pain on or near the femoral artery?

What causes pain on or near the femoral artery?

Inflammation?: Pain may be related to inflammation from recent procedures, scar tissue, or nerve irritation. A vascular surgeon can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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How deep is the femoral artery at its most superficial point?

How deep is the femoral artery at its most superficial point?

This is entirely: Dependent on the thickness of the fat between the skin and the neuromuscular bundle. Obviously there is a dependance on age as well. A baby's artery will be much closer to the skin than a 400 pound man. ...Read more

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How deep would a cut have to be for it to sever the femoral artery?

How deep would a cut have to be for it to sever the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on the size and weight of the person. I would say, on average, about 8-15 mm. Obese people: could be 40 mm. Very thin people, maybe only 5 mm. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival after being shot in the femoral artery?

What are the chances of survival after being shot in the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on how quickly you get to an experienced vasc. Surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I suffer an injury to their femoral artery and still lived a good life?

Can I suffer an injury to their femoral artery and still lived a good life?

Generally, yes.: An injury to the femoral artery implies a compromise in blood flow into the leg. In general this is only as significant as the symptoms you may have as a result of decreased blood flow (which may be none at all to severe debilitation) and a measure of the blood pressure in the leg, reported as the ankle-brachial index (abi). Discuss more with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to open a new port in the femoral artery for an older weaker person?

How difficult is it to open a new port in the femoral artery for an older weaker person?

Depends: Femoral arteries can sometimes be "opened" with catheters (balloon, stent, atherectomy) and occasionally require surgery-- depending upon the extent and location of the blockage. Procedures may be performed on patients who are quite elderly very successfully. ...Read more

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Can a femoral artery become infected?

Can a femoral artery become infected?

Yes: While a primary infection of the femoral artery is rare, if you have an operation or a procedure involving the femoral artery, you can develop an infection. ...Read more

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What is the femoral artery pressure point?

MAP > 60 mmHg: The mean arterial pressure (MAP) is, at least, > 60 mmhg if one can palpate (feel) the femoral pulse (in each groin). The vessel can be felt just below the groin (inguinal) ligament. In the term "pressure point, " I'm uncertain what you mean. The point of palpability? Please inform... ...Read more

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How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on how obese the patient is. In a patient with a normal weight for their height (bmi), the femoral artery usually lies about 2-3 cm beneath the skin. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

Claudication: Which means cram like pains in the calves with walking which gets better with rest and returns with walking. The distance of walking that brings out the pain is called the claudication distance. The shorter the distance the worse is the stenosis. Also, in severe cases the leg loses hair and becomes painful at rest with elevation better with dangling. ...Read more