Top 20 Doctor insights on: Femoral artery aneurysm repair

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What is the definition or description of: Femoral artery aneurysm?

What is the definition or description of: Femoral artery aneurysm?

Enlarged blood vesse: Most often associated with trauma e.g. drug injection, secondary to cardiac catheterization when the femoral artery is used ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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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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

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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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How common is a femoral artery injury during a heart cath that needs surgery to repair?

How common is a femoral artery injury during a heart cath that needs surgery to repair?

Fairly rare: About 15-20 % of all femoral artery catheterizations have some type of complication, either bleeding or clotting. Much fewer than this actually require surgery. ...Read more

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How common is it for the femoral artery to be punctured during a heart cath and then need surgery to repair?

How common is it for the femoral artery to be punctured during a heart cath and then need surgery to repair?

Uncommon: Femoral artery aneurysm or pseudoaneuyrsm formation at the site of left heart catheterization is very uncommon, less than 1% of cases in the hands of an experienced interventional cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why does my leg swell and pain after vigorous execise? Had a gunshot to the common femoral artery and vein. 2yrs ago. Repaired by graft.

Femoral vein repair: Suspect have already answered your question but this one a bit different. Pain with exercise in your situation could relate to narrowing or occlusion of either repaired vessel. At very least need an ultrasound and would suggest you see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a end-end repair of my left common femoral artery and a vortex-graft bypass of the left common femoral vein.2 yrs ago. Vigorous exercise. Swell, pai?

Had a end-end repair of my left common femoral artery and a vortex-graft bypass of the left common femoral vein.2 yrs ago. Vigorous exercise. Swell, pai?

Vein repair: Vein repair using goretex is prone to occlusion. If you are having swelling would suggest an ultrasound to see if the vein is still open. Exercise should be fine. ...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:
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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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I have been having pain in what seems to be my femoral artery. It hurts when I abduct my right leg and it's a sharp pain.

I have been having pain in what seems to be my femoral artery. It hurts when I abduct my right leg and it's a sharp pain.

Pain femoral artery: I have been having pain in what seems to be my femoral artery. It hurts when I abduct my right leg and it's a sharp pain. ANS: suspect you pulled a muscle in the area. A live video consult would help. ...Read more

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When can I lift heavy items (50 lbs) after catheter ablation via the femoral artery? When can I lift slightly heavy items (ex. Weight of desktop pc)?

Ask your doctor: Typically after a procedure involving access via the femoral artery, a 10 pound lifting restriction for 1 week is common.
Ask your doctor for specific details on your particular situation, since there may have been unique issues regarding your procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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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


Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Femoral Artery Aneurysm (Definition)

Most often associated with trauma e.g. drug injection, secondary to cardiac catheterization when the ...Read more