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Arteries Arm Heart Bypass Veins Leg
Yes and No: Coronary artery bypass requires some form of conduit for bypass. Superficial veins from the lower limbs have been used for bypass. Smaller arteries from the underside of the chest wall have been used in favor of veins for the left side of the heart. Early enlarged varicose veins can still be used for bypass; however more advanced wall bulges and wall aneurysms Prohibit use of the varicosed veins. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the heart muscle, or when a plaque ruptures and a blood clot repeatedly forms with resulting blockage of blood flow, then an artery needs to be stented, or bypassed. ...Read more
Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more
Middle LAD & circumflex artery are 100% blocked. Blockages, while severe, short in length.Both arteries receive collateral. Can angioplasty/stent help?
Chronic radial artery occlusion. Pain in hand arterial doppler shows interosseos artery enlarged. Ulnar artery responsbile for profusion. Advice?
GSV: Usually the great or small saphenous vein in the thigh or calf, respectively. Many places are using arteries from the chest muscle also. ...Read more
3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?
Arterial doppler shows occluded radial artery. Ulnar supplying flow. Sharp pain on movement and in shoulder, elbow & wrist. Any suggestions.
Radial block: A cardiologist reviewing the results of the doppler study, would be your best bet. ...Read more
Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.
Varicose vein Rx.: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system of veins. Wearing compression hose is a medical management of the veins but it does not treat the underlying valve problem. If compression does not improve your systems or worsens them then you require a closure procedure to seal the leaking valves. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg.Inside of leg only.Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative.No heart disease.Ideas?
Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Having pain. When is coronary bypass done. Good flow in ulnar artery. Advice.
When needed: Having occlude radial artery no major problem ulnar art is there as for pain is it chest pain? Then u should be w/u for that with ur cardiologist with stress test or other , there are other options other than ur radial art for bypass ima r or l saph vein r or l but neede to c ur dr for DX and rec"s. ...Read more
Angiogram & balloon artery left groin after developed a blood clot left groin in the vein on blood thinners what exercise is best?Tightness normal?
DVT: or blood clots in veins is treated by blood thinners and compression. Continue normal activities. If leg is too tight you may need angiogram to evaluate the extent of clot. If clot extends up from groin, it should be treated by medicines that dissolve the clot. Also it depends on when you developed the clot. These issues need to be discussed with your physician. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicose vein & saphenous vein valve grossly incompent. Foot tingly/leg heavy now 6hr later top of thigh throbbing. In bed last 4hrs. Worry?
Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?
Leg Pain: Your symptoms do not sound like they are arterial. Pain walking up stairs often times is muscular or joint related. Leg swelling is not typical of an arterial problem and I doubt that the distended vein is the cause of your problem. You should see an orthopedic doctor and also have a venous ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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