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How dangerous can leg bypass surgery be due to peripheral arterial disease?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: PVD

Patients who need arterial bypass for PVD usually have coronary artery disease, hypertension and often diabetes.
This combination or individually raises the risk of any surgery. When we do PVD surgery it is usually because a limb is threatened, saving a limb is a pretty prominent benefit in most people's risk/benefit equation.

In brief: PVD

Patients who need arterial bypass for PVD usually have coronary artery disease, hypertension and often diabetes.
This combination or individually raises the risk of any surgery. When we do PVD surgery it is usually because a limb is threatened, saving a limb is a pretty prominent benefit in most people's risk/benefit equation.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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In brief: Depends

What level? Aorta.
Belly iliac pelvis femoral thigh popliteal knee below knee there are medical, endovascular and surgical therapies for all. Each specific has risks, benefits and alternatives. Most are low, depending on the patient and personal risks. Smoking obesity diabetes pulmonary or kidney problems.

In brief: Depends

What level? Aorta.
Belly iliac pelvis femoral thigh popliteal knee below knee there are medical, endovascular and surgical therapies for all. Each specific has risks, benefits and alternatives. Most are low, depending on the patient and personal risks. Smoking obesity diabetes pulmonary or kidney problems.
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