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Hardening Of The Arteries In The Legs Symptoms
Had US to look for DVT. Test negative. Doc questioned arterial clot. Advised to "monitor". Symptoms worse. Lost leg. Test for arterial clot?
Leg: Your symptoms and details aren't clear but it sounds like you shouldn't be 'sitting back' and waiting for more to happen. A second opinion, or serious talk with your doc about what needs to be done next sounds appropriate. ...Read more
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
My dad has had both his legs amputated just below the knee because of hardening of the arteries he is a heavy smoker what is the life expectancy 4 him?
Less than 10 years:
Father may be able to learn to use artificial legs
Emotional support is absolutely crucial
His brain is his most important organ ...Read more
My mom is 67 smoked for over 50 years was just diagnosis with hardening of the arteries in legs is this pad? She wants to stop smoking is vaping (ecig) ok?
Not really: She should work with a doctor who is experienced with nicotine addiction. I do not recommend the e-cigs. Check out www. Drlung. Com. Dr David Sachs is a world expert on overcoming nicotine addiction. ...Read more
When ultrasound is performed to view the arteries in the legs, does the patient lay in the prone position?
Not typically.: Usually supine positioning.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The main arteries in the legs go to the legs. Arteries take blood FROM the heart TO the body; veins take blood FROM the body TO the heart. Always. ...Read more
Femoral/tibial/popli: External iliac artery comes into the groin and gives the common femoral artery which supplies the thighs. At the back of the knee is the popliteal artery and then in the legs are the anterior and posterior tibial arteries and the peroneal artery and in the foot it is the dorsalis pedis artery. ...Read more
Depends: Arterial blockage caused by a clot can be treated with thrombolytics or surgery. Blockages caused by atherosclerosis can be treated by endovascular techniques or bypass surgery. The first step is medical therapy, which may relieve symptoms and make intervention a secondary option. ...Read more
Pain: It doesn't change the pain. It won't do much but in some people it helps them feel warmer. Stop smoking. ...Read more
If a person was in a car accident and damaged a major artery in his/her leg, what dangers may he/she be facing?
Are there any superficial arteries in back of the leg below the knee? Feel something strange in back of my leg. Thanks.
Yes: Yes there arteries in the back of leg. If you feel strange thing in your leg, please get it checked out ...Read more
No: The arteries taper down in size as you get further away. ...Read more
Given the choice of operation on my legs for narrowing of the arteries. Should I go for the operation?
Discuss with doctor: Discuss this with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible that atherectomy open a totally occluded leg artery or just a leg artery that has narrowed considerably?
100% Vs: If totally occluded (100% blocked) and it's chronic it can't be opened. If it's 99% blocked and a guide wire can be placed across the blockage, it may be possible to open the artery using angioplasty or atherectomy. If the vessel can't be approached or is too tortuous or peripheral intervention, it may be possible to bypass it with open surgery. ...Read more
Could be: I would see a doctor for an exam and make sure there is not a blockage. ...Read more
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