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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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29/f pain in my left veins arms/legs/neck driving me crazy! cardiologist certain my heart is fine to the point where she's annoyed. nerves? anxiety?

29/f pain in my left veins arms/legs/neck driving me crazy! cardiologist certain my heart is fine to the point where she's annoyed. nerves? anxiety?

A part of one vein c: A part of one vein can hurt due to inflammation. But all veins can not get inflamed at the same time. So I suspect the cause of your pains is not from your veins. For now lets try using pain medicine like Tylenol/Paracetamol for 3 days and let me know if it helped to take care of your problem. You can repeat this medication at 4 to 6 hours if needed. ...Read more

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I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?

I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?

Possible neuroma: Small nerves travel i close proximity to the vein and when injured (which is not always preventable) they may cause the surrounding are to be numb or may produce a neuroma which is a benign pressure sensitive tumor that may cause pain or electrical shocks. If these do not respond to desensitization they may need to be destroyed or excised or transferred to muscle/bone. ...Read more

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For coronary heart bypass surgury, which vein they cut from lower limb to put there?

For coronary heart bypass surgury, which vein they cut from lower limb to put there?

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

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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?

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

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21 weeks preg. Very healthy preg. So far other than heart palp. issues. Just noticed a large bulging vein upper left leg, concerning?

21 weeks preg. Very healthy preg. So far other than heart palp. issues. Just noticed a large bulging vein upper left leg, concerning?

Maybe normal: Bulging veins are very common in pregnancy. Pressure from the uterus on the pelvic veins leads to bulging of veins in the thighs and legs. The hormones also affect the vessels size. If there is pain and swelling though then you should be seen by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous

White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous

No: There is virtually no known heart disease that causes a white spotted rash. Impossible to diagnose your spots without seeing them but tinea versicolor comes to mind. I've uploaded a picture which should be visible to you. Also, here's a link: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor (the photo on the linked site isn't very good). ...Read more

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I have heart and diabetic problems but for the past week I have been having weakness on both my arms and legs. Is it cuz of my heart or cuz I'm a dia?

I have heart and diabetic problems but for the past week I have been having weakness on both my arms and legs. Is it cuz of my heart or cuz I'm a dia?

Evaluation: Hi, sorry to hear about ur illness, I believe u need evaluation by ur PMD asap, weakness could have many reasons and no way to know what would be the exact cause knowing so little information and without physical examination,please be safe. ...Read more

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Im female having dizzy almost 10 month, heart fast, tingling arm and leg, neck pain and head?

Im female having dizzy almost 10 month, heart fast, tingling arm and leg, neck pain and head?

Likely ansiety: Any symptoms that has lasted this long should be evaluated in person by your physician. Check thyroid, hormones, electrolytes, your iron specially if you have heavy menses, your B12 level and rule out mitral valve prolapse. Then if normal, cut out any alcohol and caffeine in your diet and stay well hydrated. If dizziness means room spinning, then you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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For friend...She is having chest pains..It radiates down her arm and severe cramping in her legs and racing heart?

For friend...She is having chest pains..It radiates down her arm and severe cramping in her legs and racing heart?

Chest pains: Chest pain radiating down your arm suggests heart disease. There is no obvious connection to cramps in the legs. To assess the type of chest pain ask these questions: 1. Does it occur with exertion or after eating or being upset? 2. Does it stop with several minutes of rest? 3. Does it feel like pressure under the middle of the sternum. 3 yes=high ; 2 yes=medium risk; 1 yes=lower; 0 yes=very low. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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