Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Expert Forum
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Questions in the Peripheral Arterial Disease forum are answered by Dr. Lee Kirksey, associate professor at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Topics covered include abdominal aortic aneurysm , amputation, arteriovenous fistula, atherectomy, carotid artery surgery , cholesterol , claudication, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) , endovascular aortic stent graft (EVAR), stent placement , stroke prevention, varicose veins , and venous insufficiency .

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Hi, Over the last couple of months I noticed that the veins on my hands, arms, legs and feet have become more prom...
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Iam almost fifty years old. Recently I noticed that the pulse in my right neck vien is visible. Is this a sign of h...
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I am concerned as I have had a pinched nerve or compression. My right leg and foot feel heavy,weak&numb.I have chroni...
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I had sugery in Oct 06 for colon cancer. During surgery, I had multiple organ failure (heart, lungs, liver, kidney) ...
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Hi!! I am writing for my mother age 68 . She recently underwent a CT scan for abdominal pain and a 11 mm Splenic Art...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 28, 2008
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I am a 30 year old healthy male that was involved in a horrible accident. I was diagnosed with a dissected aorta. I h...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 24, 2012
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By Maryjung Blank
My father died at 40 due to 2 ruptured brain aneurysms. My paternal grandfather died of abdominal aneurysm. Myhusband...
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By sk8flo Blank
At Rheumotolgists appt in early Jan 2011, tech could not obtain BP in left arm, 120/80 in right arm. Nothing more sa...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Feb 23, 2011
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In June of 2010 I was diagnosed with Chronic DVT . The cardiologist stated I had Blood Clots and need to start coumad...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Dec 09, 2010
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By Sunspot00 Blank
I am a 62-yr. old woman who was suffering from extreme fatigue as my primary complaint. I won't go into all the bori...
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By elipsky Blank
Our 23 year old daughter was diagnosed with DVT in September 2008 following surgery. She was on warfarin for 8 month...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Sep 22, 2010
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By concerned777 Blank
I have had numbness tingling and burning in my left foot on and off for about a year now. I have been checked for dia...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Aug 18, 2010
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By MK1980 Blank
Over the past two weeks or so I've noticed a strange pulsating feeling in my right thigh (right of center about 6 inc...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Jun 30, 2010
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By modern Blank
Hello, If a peice of clot was to break off from a clot in a small vein, and this now 'free' clot was the size of ...
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I'm a 30 yr old male suffering from a pulmonary embolism which was found a week ago. It started with afib which they ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Jul 29, 2009
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My 80 year old mother had an unexpected illness which required three weeks hospitalization. During this time, it was...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 01, 2009
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My husband has severe PAD with the superficial femoral artery occlusion the entire length in his left leg (angiogram ...
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Doctor, I am seeing a DR. for this problem but having hard time getting results, here's my latest: I had ultrasound ...
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I believe I have the rare condition Erythromelalgia (EM). Symptoms started around age 20, abt 11 yrs ago. Initially e...
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I am 56 yr old female. I had a open mitral valvotomy done 20 years back. I have been on heart medication since with n...
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