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Why Is My Thigh Burning After A Balloon Angioplasty With Stenting
Pain after: Arterial access. May form a bruise. If focal swelling at your groin get checked by the doctor who did the procedure. Should go away in a few days otherwise. ...Read more
Patient got up immediately after a balloon angioplasty, started to get dressed (patient was confused), what complications could we be looking at?
Probably none: The only problem would be bleeding from the puncture site or a pseudoaneurysm. If the surgeon used a closure device at the puncture site then probably no problem. ...Read more
Open blockages: It's a percutaneous transcatheter procedure to open blocked arteries with a balloon, usually followed by insertion of a stent at its conclusion. Patients are sedated but not fully asleep. A local anesthetic is used. There is minor discomfort at the onset as the skin is punctured and often a minute of angina when the balloon is inflated. Overall, it's not painful. ...Read more
You should: Angioplasty can be uncomfortable during some parts of the procedure, particularly during balloon inflation. Almost everyone does just fine with a few medications that will increase comfort but general anesthesia is not required. ...Read more
No: Blood vessel is opened with a balloon. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Balloon angioplasty works best for localized narrowing in an artery. It is performed by inserting a catheter (long tube) in an artery, usually at the groin. The balloon stretches out the narrowed area to open it. Recovery time is just a day or two, much shorter than a bypass. Bypasses are used for total blockage of an artery, where a balloon can't get in or when balloon angioplasty has failed. ...Read more
When blockages: Are focal & in an anatomically favorable location (e.g. Not in left main coronary) and not too many. ...Read more
Restenosis: The disease process that led to your blockage does not shut off or stop just because a successful angioplasty was completed. The ongoing disease may lead to restenosis and there are any number of things that can speed up the process of restenosis; most notably continued cigarette smoking. ...Read more
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My mom had a balloon angioplasty. 7 days later she past away. Er said she septic and had pneumonia. Shouldn't they have seen this during the angio?
Angio risk: While there is a laundry list of possible complications like kidney injury from the "dye", bleeding from the puncture afterwards, injury to the vessel from the balloon...The vast majority of angioplasties, when conducted by an experienced doctor, go without a hitch. Your doctor should review complications with you as part of your consent process. ...Read more
Puting balloon angioplasty in arteries is to so that plaque is not on the way? But why can't cardiologist just burn the plaque or take it off?
What is likelyhood of having heart attack or angina after angioplasty (balloon) & stent placed on main artery?
Angioplasty/stent: Heart attack is not necessarily prevented by angioplasty or stent. We do treat the underlying disease aggressively as well as dual anti platelet therapy to prevent stent thrombosis. If you smoke it negates much of the treatment. Most people do well after angioplasty and stenting. ...Read more
Mom had angioplasty and now her thigh is black and is really hard and hurts, dr said its ok but what to do? Is it dangures?
Hematoma: Your mother had bleeding from the arterial puncture site that is spreading through subcutaneous tissues and will take weeks to dissipate. It's hard ; often sore to touch and she would be well advised to rest in bed and take tylenol (acetaminophen). If she's taking Aspirin and plavix, they are contributing, but it's not safe to stop them. Hematomas get better on their own and rarely require any intervention. ...Read more
Mom had angioplasty, now her thigh has hematoma dr said its not serious but it stings and its really hard, she feels week what to do? Is it dangures?
I had a carotid angioplasty Monday. The throbbing pain in my leg and groin is terrible. Is this normal. My hip and thigh also?
Hematoma/pseudo: Need evaluation for hematoma versus pseudoaneurysm. Have clinician check with physical exam and ultrasound as ongoing pain as you describe it is abnormal ...Read more
I have had two renal angioplasty for fmd and now have to have a stent. What is expected recovery time?
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more
Are secondary varicoceles rectifiable? Perhaps such ones caused by the nutcracker effect? Stent and angioplasty could resolve?
Depend where located: This is something you may want to discuss with your physician as to the best option for your circumstance. Vericoceles can be in different locations in the body, and therefore treatment depends on where they are. Some are treated interventionally. Others aren't. ...Read more
Not if it's deployed: If the stent is properly "deployed" (expanded) it's well wedged into the surrounding tissue and will go nowhere. If it falls off the balloon (rare) that's a different matter. ...Read more
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