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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Femoral Artery Aneurysm (Overview)

Most often associated with trauma e.g. drug injection,secondary to cardiac catheterization when the femoral artery is used


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What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
18 doctors shared insights

Femoral Artery Aneurysm (Overview)

Most often associated with trauma e.g. drug injection,secondary to cardiac catheterization when the femoral artery is used


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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Is there a femoral artery aneurysm treatment, and how long does it take?

Is there a femoral artery aneurysm treatment, and how long does it take?

Yes. about an hour.: Femoral aneurysms are best treated with an open or surgical approach. The procedure is straightforward and takes about an hour. Most patients go home the day after surgery. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is there a femoral artery aneurysm treatment, and how long does it take?

Yes. about an hour.: Femoral aneurysms are best treated with an open or surgical approach. The procedure is straightforward and takes about an hour. Most patients go home the day after surgery. ...Read more

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How deep down is the femoral artery?

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?

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 should I do about a cramp in my femoral artery?

What should I do about a cramp in my femoral artery?

See a physician: I assume you are having pain in your groin area. Arteries cannot have "cramps". Time to see a physician for an exam ...Read more

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What does a vibration feeling in the groin area femoral artery me And?

What does a vibration feeling in the groin area femoral artery me And?

"Artery"?: 4 structures pass through the "groin area" (inguinal region). From lateral to medial, they are the femoral nerve, femoral artery, femoral vein, & a lymphatic vessel, which is separated from the vein by an empty space. Don't assume that whatever this is is from the artery. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a hands-on exam. HealthTap & Dr. Google are not enough for your case. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where exactly is the femoral artery located in your leg?

Please help docs! where exactly is the femoral artery located in your leg?

Picture: A picture is worth a thousand words: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=femoral+artery;newwindow=1;rlz=1c2chwa_enus535us535;tbm=isch;imgil=lbxakfnsvbaqrm%253a%253bhttps%253a%252f%252fencrypted-tbn0.Gstatic.Com%252fimages%253fq%253dtbn%253aand9gctgrb6vxih0uaoj9tpykc1f3lqvpi6xuvav4cbl40x0rynoxpgu2q%253b200%253b400%253bmxek57l00nf_km%253bhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.Vasculardoc.Com%25252ffemoral-aneurys. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sever focal stenosis with claudication in my left superficial femoral artery. What can be done to improve this condidtion?

I have been diagnosed with sever focal stenosis with claudication in my left superficial femoral artery.   What can be done to improve this condidtion?

Vascular disease: You need to be evaluated by a vascular physician who could be either a cardiologist with peripheral vascular sub-specialty or a vascular surgeon. You're describing symptomatic type of peripheral vascular disease and there is a risk of progressing to limb ischemia and complications. Should you develop any left leg pain at rest, coldness, or loss of sensation/numbness, then you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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Bone punctured the femoral artery. How would surgeons fix this?

Bone punctured the femoral artery. How would surgeons fix this?

Vein or graft: We would directly repair this with a piece of vein or goretex, but for a bone to puncture the femoral artery is a horrific injury, and managing the vascular injury would have to be done in the context of how the patient is doing. ...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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
1,395 doctors shared insights

Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more