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Leg Edema After Cardiac Bypass
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?
Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?
Leg Pain: Your symptoms do not sound like they are arterial. Pain walking up stairs often times is muscular or joint related. Leg swelling is not typical of an arterial problem and I doubt that the distended vein is the cause of your problem. You should see an orthopedic doctor and also have a venous ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk vs Benefit: There is risk with all surgeries even those done with wires manipulated through the arteries (angiography/angioplasty). In experienced hands, these risks are minimal. However, pad if untreated can lead to severe pain, open ischemic ulcers, gangrene and loss of your limb. Given the choice, if you are having symptoms, then treatment is safer than waiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are occasions where a vascular surgical bypass and fasciotomy are performed at the same time, vascular trauma, acute ischemic leg. There are occasions where bypass and fasciotomy are done separately. They are not the same procedure, so can not be used interchangeably. Fasciotomy allows the leg to swell with less risk for muscle and nerve damage, less risk for amputation. Be well. ...Read more
I had breathlessness, palpitation.In icu, pulmonary edema found, fixed by lasix (furosemide). Lvef 38-45%, hr 75-90, HDL 61, LDL 155, BP 130/80. Do i need CT angiography or catheter angiography, cardiac eps?
More info: At this moment not enough info. Pulm edema is a serious problem. Most commonly from heart failure. But, can happen from a severe chronic lung disease, exacerbated. From volume overload in renal failure, liver failure/cirrhosis, severe acute lung injury from trauma, pneumonia, cancer, etc. Are you out of the hospital? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CHF develop a year after heart surgery? Left atrium was re-constructed due to cardiac paraganglioma.
Under went cardiac cath after having astrok in wall of heart decreased e.F tl 32%..Good condition of arteries after installing pillars, i am47y?
LVEF after stenting: You clearly had a significant csrdiac event. I am not clear what result you cite for your ef - was it 32% after the stent? Healthy hearts generally have fractions in the 60-70% range. A good stent result will bump the pre-procedure fraction up about 5%. At age 47, you have been issued a heavy duty warning shot and you and your cardiologist will need to monitor it carefully. ...Read more
Probably: heart valve replacement because it is more inside job. ...Read more
It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discharge from the hospital. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation for 3 years and swollen ankles..does swollen ankles mean heart failure? Only breathless climbing stairs.Thanks
One sign of heart fa: Swollen ankles (& increase in water weight) is one sign of heart failure (HF). Being short of breath doing usual activities is another. Atrial fibrillation & heart failure often co-exist: it's a chicken-or-egg debate about which sets of which. But given your description, you should get checked out by a physician (Cardiologist) or use HealthTap Prime to sort this out long-term. HF can be treated! ...Read more
A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis
What procedure can be done to eliminate infection in leg after blood vessel graft following heart bypass?
Infection: Any infection after surgery is bad. You probably need IV antibiotics and get a culture from the infected site. This my need a readmission for proper treatment. Please see the doctor. ...Read more
About the same: A lot depends on the approach used. It is now possible to due endovascular aortic valve replacement which has minimal recovery time. Coronary bypass can be done in a traditional or minimally invasive approach. Recovery is based on the approach and extent of the operation. Expect 6 - 8 weeks for complete recovery. ...Read more
Angiogram & balloon artery left groin after developed a blood clot left groin in the vein on blood thinners what exercise is best?Tightness normal?
DVT: or blood clots in veins is treated by blood thinners and compression. Continue normal activities. If leg is too tight you may need angiogram to evaluate the extent of clot. If clot extends up from groin, it should be treated by medicines that dissolve the clot. Also it depends on when you developed the clot. These issues need to be discussed with your physician. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more