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Doctor insights on: Hardening Of The Arteries In The Legs Symptoms

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Had US to look for DVT. Test negative. Doc questioned arterial clot. Advised to "monitor". Symptoms worse. Lost leg. Test for arterial clot?

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

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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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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?

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
With help
Emotional support is absolutely crucial
His brain is his most important organ ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are there any main arteries in the legs that connect/run to the brain as far as blood flow?

Are there any main arteries in the legs that connect/run to the brain as far as blood flow?

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

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What are the major arteries on your legs?

What are the major arteries on your legs?

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

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How to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

How to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Surgery???: Either angioplasty or stunting/atherectomy (catheter based therapy) or surgery. surgery may include a plaque removal or bypass. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Can you tell me how to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

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

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What happens in an artery in the leg is clogged up by fatty deposits?

What happens in an artery in the leg is clogged up by fatty deposits?

Range of symptoms: Mild blockage may cause no symptoms. Moderate blockage can lead to muscle cramps when walking or exercising. Severe blockage can lead to constant pain or non-healing wounds (due to lack of blood flow and lack of oxygen). ...Read more

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If a person was in a car accident and damaged a major artery in his/her leg, what dangers may he/she be facing?

If a person was in a car accident and damaged a major artery in his/her leg, what dangers may he/she be facing?

Many: Any lower extremity vascular trauma carries the risk of bleeding, amputation, wounds, or later, pain with walking. This is on top of any bone injury in the leg that may have also occured. ...Read more

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Are there any superficial arteries in back of the leg below the knee? Feel something strange in back of my leg. Thanks.

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

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Could atherectomy open a totally occluded leg artery?

Could atherectomy open a totally occluded leg artery?

Not usually: If the artery has been blocked chronically, atherectomy is not helpful and, in fact, not technically possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if atherectomy open is a totally occluded leg artery?

Can you tell me if atherectomy open is a totally occluded leg artery?

Question: Don't know if you are asking if atherectomy can open a totally occluded leg artery. It sounds like this and if so the answer is sometimes. If that isn't your question, I don't know what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is it possible that atherectomy open a totally occluded leg artery or just a leg artery that has narrowed considerably?

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

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I have had a recurring pain in my right leg could it be a clogged artery?

Could be: I would see a doctor for an exam and make sure there is not a blockage. ...Read more