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I have been diagnosed with sever focal stenosis with claudication in my left superficial femoral artery. What can be done to improve this condidtion?

Vascular disease. You need to be evaluated by a vascular physician who could be either a cardiologist with peripheral vascular sub-specialty or a vascular surgeon. You're describing symptomatic type of peripheral vascular disease and there is a risk of progressing to limb ischemia and complications. Should you develop any left leg pain at rest, coldness, or loss of sensation/numbness, then you should go to the ED. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...