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Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

Maybe better: There is debate in cardiovascular surgery whether radial arteries have better long term results than saphenous vein grafts. Assuming the surgeon is experienced in handling the radial artery, the results are at least as good as vein grafts and maybe better over the long run. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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I went for an ultrasound at 10 weeks, i saw the babys heas, arms, legs and heart beat but they didnt give me any information, should i worry?

I went for an ultrasound at 10 weeks, i saw the babys heas, arms, legs and heart beat but they didnt give me any information, should i worry?

Not necessarily: Destiny, At 10 weeks, that's about all there is to see on ultrasound. They can take some basic measurements in addition, but most of the real information occurs at the 18-20 week ultrasound, when the baby is more developed. If you have no pain or bleeding, and they didn't mention any abnormalities, all is probably well. If you develop severe pain or bleeding, call your OB doctor. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Im 34-mother of 3 older children.Was folding laundry 2nite suddenly felt throb in L.leg.I look & there's huge swollen vein-Varic.veins-2young? Heart?

Im 34-mother of 3 older children.Was folding laundry 2nite suddenly felt throb in L.leg.I look & there's huge swollen vein-Varic.veins-2young? Heart?

Not heart: Take a tape measure and check the diameter of your involved leg where it hurts. Do the same on the other leg at the exact same level. They should B within 1 inch of each other. If the painful leg is swollen, C your doctor today for a possible blood clot. If not, it's likely just a muscle spasm (which occurs commonly). This is NOT a symptom of heart disease. Varicose veins are cosmetic issues only. ...Read more

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i get really dizzy and feel like my heart is slowing down when this happens my arms and legs start feeling num and i have had a caugh for over a year?

 i get really dizzy and feel like my heart is slowing down when this happens my arms and legs start feeling num and i have had a caugh for over a year?

Too many complaints: You have so many symptoms and too little information about you. If you have slow heart beats, you can feel dizzy but why & when does it happen? Do you take any medicine? do you have any medical condition? do you get dehydrated?And regarding cough that is altogether different problem- do you smoke? do you have Asthma. You know where I am going? You need to see your doctor to get properly examined. ...Read more

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Could atherectomy work better on badly diseased leg arteries better then heart arteries?

No: There's really no comparison between atherectomy for heart arteries versus arteries in the extremities. Although both are caused by plaque or hardening of the arteries the treatment and intervention are vastly different. ...Read more

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Heavy legs and tingling in right arm is it a heart attack?

Heavy legs and tingling in right arm is it a heart attack?

It varies: Symptoms of heart attack are classically crushing chest pain that radiates into the jaw and left arm. Not everyone has these symptoms and people can have other symptoms as well including heavy legs and tingling in either arm. If you have any risk factors for heart disease and any question if you are having a heart attack, you should immediately go to your nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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Left leg aching left arm aching. Hurting under side of left arm by left chest. What should I do? No history of heart problems.

Left leg aching left arm aching.  Hurting under  side of left arm by left chest.   What should I do?  No history of heart problems.

Atypical chest pain: the diagnosis of chest pain is a tricky thing..while your symptoms are atypical (for heart related chest pain), women often can have aytypical symptoms and indeed have significant heart disease..if these are new symptoms or worsening over a short period of time you should seek emergency attention ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more