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Femoral Artery Atherectomy
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: Depends on how quickly you get to an experienced vasc. Surgeon. ...Read more
Claudication: Which means cram like pains in the calves with walking which gets better with rest and returns with walking. The distance of walking that brings out the pain is called the claudication distance. The shorter the distance the worse is the stenosis. Also, in severe cases the leg loses hair and becomes painful at rest with elevation better with dangling. ...Read more
Possibly: The femoral artery is the main conduit to the leg. If acutely cut and not controlled one can quickly bleed enough to die, yes. If it's tied off or acutely clotted it would kill the leg if unattended. Now, a tiny nick could stop with direct pressure but a cut or injury of any size, at all, is a major injury. Good luck. ...Read more
Few if repaired well: Depending on the repair used to treat a traumatic femoral artery injury, long term issues are related to the repair itself and its "patency, " or how long it'll stay open before closing off. Any repair to the blood vessels is subject to scar tissue formation or accumulation of plaque that will cause narrowing. Regular follow up with a vascular surgeon is essential to prevent complete blockages. ...Read more
Depression: PLEASE CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST ER ...Read more
Neuralgia?: Femoral artery pain may be mistaken for femoral neuralgia. But if you've undergone an angiogram, the femoral artery may be dissected or have developed a pseudoaneurysm or an av fistula between the femoral artery & vein. You should get an arterial duplex ultrasound of your specific groin to assess for flow abnormalities and/or a soft tissue defect such as a hematoma. Do you have any bruising? ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the size and weight of the person. I would say, on average, about 8-15 mm. Obese people: could be 40 mm. Very thin people, maybe only 5 mm. ...Read more
Generally, yes.: An injury to the femoral artery implies a compromise in blood flow into the leg. In general this is only as significant as the symptoms you may have as a result of decreased blood flow (which may be none at all to severe debilitation) and a measure of the blood pressure in the leg, reported as the ankle-brachial index (abi). Discuss more with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?
Plaque removal: Remote endarterectomy is a less invasive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Periph. Art. Dis.: Yes & No. Atherosclerosis is slowed by using meds. Such as antiplatelets (aspirin etc etc), potent statins (atorva., rosuva, .etc);ACEI's (lisinopril etc) or ARB's;some betablockers, and other meds such as cilastozol etc. A complete or high grade occlusion however will need either antegrade or retrograde mechanical revascularization as well as meds. If in area seek my practice out as we can help ...Read more
Superficial femoral is a branch of the femoral
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/femoral_artery. ...Read more
My friend cut her thigh pretty deep. Do you think it is possible that she didn't cut her femoral artery?
See a doctor:
If he/she is bleeding alot, then they should contact their doctor or go to the nearest emergency room.
This is a question that can only be answered by the doctor looking at the area and the damage that may have been done. ...Read more