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Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty with stenting?

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

Dr. Andres Katz
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Balloon Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is the mechanism to unclog the partially occluded vessel from completely closing to result heart attack, usually this is done in combination with stents at the same time to prevent collapse of the vessel, like ...Read more


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Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty?

May be from: Puncture site. Small nerve may be irritated. Could be a forming bruise. If hard and pulsatile. ...Read more

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Patient got up immediately after a balloon angioplasty, started to get dressed (patient was confused), what complications could we be looking at?

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

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Can you tell me about balloon angioplasty and was it painful at all?

Can you tell me about balloon angioplasty and was it painful at all?

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

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the balloon angioplasty?

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

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What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and regular angioplasty?

Several types: Of angioplasty. Can stretch vessel with balloon or different sizes of catheters (dotter technique). Or can make vessel bigger in surgery with patch angioplasty, where extra material sewn into vessel, like letting out you pants. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of balloon angioplasty and bypass surgery?

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

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When do you do a balloon angioplasty instead of a coronrary bypass surgey?

When blockages: Are focal & in an anatomically favorable location (e.g. Not in left main coronary) and not too many. ...Read more

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Has any one had balloon angioplasty and was it painful after?

No: After procedure minimum discomfort at catheter insertion site, which disappears in few days, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about restenosis after balloon angioplasty?

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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Why do doctors advise a patient to try balloon angioplasty in preference to having sugery?

Less invasive & safe: Reason foe this advice is the initial treatment of choice for occluding coronary heart disease is balloon angioplasty with or with out stent, surgery is reserved if this fails. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: balloon angioplasty?

Push aside the plaq: Angioplasty is the mechanism to unclog the partially occluded vessel from completely closing to result heart attack, usually this is done in combination with stents at the same time to prevent collapse of the vessel, like reinforcement of the vessel. ...Read more

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Is balloon angioplasty painful?

Angioplasty painful: Usually you won't feel a thing but occasionally inflation of the balloon is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a balloon angioplasty?

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

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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?

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?

Athrectomy: What you describe is sometimes done. Both laser and rotational athrectomy are performed by cardiologists. The doctor performing the procedure has to determine the best treatment for that patient at any specific time. ...Read more

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What is likelyhood of having heart attack or angina after angioplasty (balloon) & stent placed on main artery?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Check blood count: I assume after angioplasty she is on a blood thinner. Hematoma at the access/catheterization site can be very big or has active flow (pseudo aneurysm) if she feels weak then go to er and check blood count (hemoglobin) and possibly an ultrasound of the groin ...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?

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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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

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I have had two renal angioplasty for fmd and now have to have a stent. What is expected recovery time?

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

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Are secondary varicoceles rectifiable? Perhaps such ones caused by the nutcracker effect? Stent and angioplasty could resolve?

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

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Is it possible a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty could go missing?

Is it possible a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty could go missing?

Stent: A stent can move or be dislodged, but will always be within the body. If it is in an artery, it will only go as far as arteries that are larger than the stent. If it is in a vein, it can only go as far as the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty to go missing?

Is it possible for a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty to go missing?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more