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.
Pain after plasty. Nerves within the artery wall can result in a certain degree of pain after being "crushed or stretched" open by the angioplasty balloon. If the treated artery was in the thigh, the symptoms may be there afterwords. These symptoms tend to improve everyday and usually resolve completely.

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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...
Pain after plasty. Nerves within the artery wall can result in a certain degree of pain after being "crushed or stretched" open by the angioplasty balloon. If the treated artery was in the thigh, the symptoms may be there afterwords. These symptoms tend to improve everyday and usually resolve completely. 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...
Up after pasty. If there was not swelling or complaint of pain at the puncture site then no adverse event likely came from getting up so soon. Read more...

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...

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...

What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and plain angioplasty?

? Plain angioplasty? Sometimes people say angioplasty, for short, but they mean balloon angioplasty. There is no such thing as angioplasty without a balloon except recently there have been some metal mesh devices that can be expanded inside a vessel. For all intents and purposes, though, when someone refers to angioplasty, they mean balloon angioplasty. Read more...

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...
Essentially none. Historically there have been a variety of methods to repair arterial narrowings. Now almost all are done with a balloon device of some sort. Read more...

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...

Does balloon angioplasty hurt or are you out?

Angioplasty ? Pain. Typically light sedation is given during angioplasty. Most of the time no pain is felt though occasionally there is a little pain felt when the balloon expands in the artey; it is not generally something patients describe as a problem with the procedure. Read more...