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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Forum

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 prominent. It started with me noticing the veins on my palms and fingers appearing very blue sometimes (almost like they've ...
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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 heart disease.
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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 chronic pain.My right foot is cold and I have a right drop foot.I am tired all the time. I am also concerned I have a avr and ...
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I had sugery in Oct 06 for colon cancer. During surgery, I had multiple organ failure (heart, lungs, liver, kidney) and also had septic shock septicemia, septic shock, anastomosis leak, coma, 40 pound fluid overload and more. I know, I...
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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 Artery Aneurysm (in the splenic hilus) was discovered. Her abdominal pain was related to something else but we are concern...
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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 had partial clotting in the false lumen. I had open heart surgery three weeks ago to repair the aorta and had a screen pu...
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My father died at 40 due to 2 ruptured brain aneurysms. My paternal grandfather died of abdominal aneurysm. Myhusband's father died of a ruptued abdominal aneurysm. Therefore our children have significant history in both their parents. T...
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At Rheumotolgists appt in early Jan 2011, tech could not obtain BP in left arm, 120/80 in right arm. Nothing more said. Over the weeks, I had great difficulty finding weak radial and brachial pulse. Started having some tingling in fin...
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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 coumadin immediately. I was very suspicious at first because I had not had any clots since age 14. But he nusre stated most pe...
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I am a 62-yr. old woman who was suffering from extreme fatigue as my primary complaint. I won't go into all the boring details, but it took some effort on my part to convince my doctors that I was concerned about my heart. I was given a...
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Our 23 year old daughter was diagnosed with DVT in September 2008 following surgery. She was on warfarin for 8 months and then had some blood tests done. These tests showed that she was heterozgote for prethrombin gene mutation. The d...
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I have had numbness tingling and burning in my left foot on and off for about a year now. I have been checked for diabetes and had one test that showed I was pre-diabetic and two others that showed I was normal. The doctors concluded tha...
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Over the past two weeks or so I've noticed a strange pulsating feeling in my right thigh (right of center about 6 inches above knee). It isn't painful, but it is strange in that there is no regular rhythm to it. It comes and goes throu...
MK1980 | Last answer
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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 a capillary artery. Would the blood system be able to dissolve it before it managed to flow through the lungs and then ...
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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 say caused the blood clots. I've been put on klor-con 10meq(3 a day), Warafarin 2.5mg(1x a day), bystolic 2.5mg(1x a day...
molotov982001 | Last answer
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My 80 year old mother had an unexpected illness which required three weeks hospitalization. During this time, it was almost impossible to get a blood draw. It was TORTURE for her every morning. A few months later, she had a blood te...
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My husband has severe PAD with the superficial femoral artery occlusion the entire length in his left leg (angiogram results) with first 3 toes afftected and non-healing ulcers on the big toe starting on second toe now. No infection yet...
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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 for my vessels and they diagnosed (mild peripheral artery disease in left leg), then I had another for my veins and the...
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I believe I have the rare condition Erythromelalgia (EM). Symptoms started around age 20, abt 11 yrs ago. Initially experienced tingling in feet, progressed into burning pain. Heat, walking & exercise aggravate it. Bottoms of the feet ge...
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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 normal annual exams. My last exam reported MR. I have been asked to not exert, drink less than 1 litre of water a day wit...
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