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Had heart cath through both femoral arteries two days ago for svt. Now severe cramping from right groin through thigh. Should I be concerned?

Had heart cath through both femoral arteries two days ago for svt. Now severe cramping from right groin through thigh. Should I be concerned?

Yes: It sounds like you had an electrophysiology study not a heart cath. Regardless, there could be vascular trauma that could lead to clots forming in the thigh veins. You should go and get evaluated along with an ultrasound of the leg vasculature to be safe. ...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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How far down does the femoral artery go in the groin area?

How far down does the femoral artery go in the groin area?

Few cm: The femoral artery is a continuation of the external iliac artery. It travels in the groin a few centimeters then branches into the deep and superficial femoral arteries. The superficial artery then travels to just above the knee cap where it becomes the popliteal artery. ...Read more

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What does a vibration feeling in the groin area femoral artery me And?

What does a vibration feeling in the groin area femoral artery me And?

"Artery"?: 4 structures pass through the "groin area" (inguinal region). From lateral to medial, they are the femoral nerve, femoral artery, femoral vein, & a lymphatic vessel, which is separated from the vein by an empty space. Don't assume that whatever this is is from the artery. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a hands-on exam. HealthTap & Dr. Google are not enough for your case. ...Read more

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Shooting / sharp pain on the inside of left thigh and left groin (where leg meets abdomen). Feels like pain runs along femoral artery.

Shooting / sharp pain on the inside of left thigh and left groin (where leg meets abdomen). Feels like pain runs along femoral artery.

Sharp pain in groin: Go get this checked out. Your autoimmune disease (RA) and medications mean that you are at risk for more unusual things than the general population. Maybe it's a simple hernia or a pulled muscle. But there are many other possibilities, like venous blood clot. Call your doctor. If S/he can't see you, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Is it normal to complain of pain if someone has a superficial femoral artery stenosis?

Is it normal to complain of pain if someone has a superficial femoral artery stenosis?

Yes: The pain is called claudication. It happends when walking causes the lower extremity to require more oxygen rich blood than can be suplied due to the blockage. Usually resolves with rest. ...Read more

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How deep is the femoral artery at its most superficial point?

How deep is the femoral artery at its most superficial point?

This is entirely: Dependent on the thickness of the fat between the skin and the neuromuscular bundle. Obviously there is a dependance on age as well. A baby's artery will be much closer to the skin than a 400 pound man. ...Read more

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How successful is angioplasty for a completely occluded superficial femoral artery throughout the proximal and mid thigh? What are the alternatives?

How successful is angioplasty for a completely occluded superficial femoral artery throughout the proximal and mid thigh? What are the alternatives?

Angioplasty: This sounds like a lesion that is too big to be angioplasted. Most likely need surgery but discuss with your Dr. To see what success they are having in your area. Stop smoking and get cholesterol down by diet and meds. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramping in my lower abdomen after an angiogram of the brain using the left femoral atery in groin as starting point?

No: It is unusual to have pain remote from entry site for an angiogram. Complications of angiogram can include bleeding under the skin that can cause pain. If you have concerns you should contact your treating physician. ...Read more

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What to do if my friend tried to kill herself last night by cutting her femoral artery in her thigh with a razor blade. Bleed to death from cutting her femoral artery?

What to do if my friend tried to kill herself last night by cutting her femoral artery in her thigh with a razor blade. Bleed to death from cutting her femoral artery?

She needs Medical: Care NOW. She may need wound care. Even if the wound is not problematic - your friend is suicidal. She should be transported to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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High velocity in femoral arteries, what does this mean?

High velocity in femoral arteries, what does this mean?

Narrowing: A high velocity in the femoral arteries is an ultrasound finding that suggests a possible narrowing in the artery. Whether or not this is significant depends on your symptoms and the blood pressure within your legs, often reported as the ankle-brachial index (abi). Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How deep down is the femoral artery?

How deep down is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depending on your size and weight, about 1/2 inch. ...Read more

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How deep does the femoral artery lie?

How deep does the femoral artery lie?

Depends: Depends on how obese the patient is. In a patient with a normal weight for their height (bmi), the femoral artery usually lies about 2-3 cm beneath the skin. ...Read more

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Will a superficial femoral artery stenosis usually cause pain?

Yes: The pain is called claudication. It happends when walking causes the lower extremity to require more oxygen rich blood than can be suplied due to the blockage. Usually resolves with rest. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for superficial femoral artery occlusion?

Is there any medication for superficial femoral artery occlusion?

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

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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

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Femoral block complications. Can masses around the femoral nerve and femoral artery complicate femoral nerve blocks?

Possibly: It can make performance of the block more difficult, ultrasound can help determine anatomy and if it is even possible to place the block. ...Read more

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If a tourniquet is applied less than a minute after a gsw causes a lacerated femoral artery, will they be stable enough to get to an ER 30 minutes away?

If a tourniquet is applied less than a minute after a gsw causes a lacerated femoral artery, will they be stable enough to get to an ER 30 minutes away?

Arterial trauma: When a major blood vessel is severed, the muscles in the wall allow it to spam down and slow the flow. A complete break allows the vessel to do this better than a partial tear. Compress the artery at the nearest bony point towards the heart using fingers or a tourniquet and get to er fast. After major trauma, reaching the er within an hour saves lives and limbs. ...Read more

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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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How deep is the femoral artery?

How deep is the femoral artery?

Varies: About ½ an inch but it depends on the overall size of the person. ...Read more

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What causes pain on or near the femoral artery?

Inflammation?: Pain may be related to inflammation from recent procedures, scar tissue, or nerve irritation. A vascular surgeon can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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How deep would a cut have to be for it to sever the femoral artery?

How deep would a cut have to be for it to sever the femoral artery?

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

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What are the chances of survival after being shot in the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on how quickly you get to an experienced vasc. Surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a femoral artery become infected?

Can a femoral artery become infected?

Yes: While a primary infection of the femoral artery is rare, if you have an operation or a procedure involving the femoral artery, you can develop an infection. ...Read more

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What is the femoral artery pressure point?

What is the femoral artery pressure point?

MAP > 60 mmHg: The mean arterial pressure (MAP) is, at least, > 60 mmhg if one can palpate (feel) the femoral pulse (in each groin). The vessel can be felt just below the groin (inguinal) ligament. In the term "pressure point, " I'm uncertain what you mean. The point of palpability? Please inform... ...Read more

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How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on how obese the patient is. In a patient with a normal weight for their height (bmi), the femoral artery usually lies about 2-3 cm beneath the skin. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

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

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If your femoral artery is totally cut is it usually fatal?

Yes: You have very little time to control bleeding from a transected femoral artery before exsanguination. ...Read more

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If the femoral artery is cut will one become an amputee or die?

If the femoral artery is cut will one become an amputee or die?

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

Nocturnal (Definition)

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Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more