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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Lee Kirksey, MD May 06, 2008
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By vijaymyr Blank
Last 3 days I'm getting sharp pain on my left side chest while breathing. I have asthma for the last 10 years . whee...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 14, 2008
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Im not even sure if i can post this here but i guess i have nothing to lose. I have been to my doctor for the past 5...
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I dont even know if I can post this here but here it goes. About 6 months ago out of nowhere I got pain in my chest,...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 03, 2008
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By kcrandy Blank
i had a cardiac cath today at the va hosp in my area and was told that i have blockages, two at 50-60% blockage and ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 27, 2008
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By maddi86 Blank
Im laying in a hospital bed at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Plano Tx. Im on a transplant list right now they have me...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 02, 2008
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By Ollstur Blank
Two days ago, my 70 year old mother was diagnosed by her primary care physician as having PAD. For several years (app...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 02, 2008
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By susanr1952 Blank
My osteopath noted with some concern that the aortic artery leading to my stomach and away from it seem notably enlar...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 02, 2008
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By bailso Blank
does chemotherapy caused nerve damage affect blood flow?
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 29, 2008
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I have weakness in my legs, and had read that Actiflex (Manuka honey with bee venom) can reduce weekness in legs due ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD May 01, 2008
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By april275 Blank
I am 40 y/o female with a hx of abd operations ending in 1998 with total hysto. I have a hepatic hemangiomia, medull...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 28, 2008
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i've had stress test an found blockage in ...lad ...60%...no stent....now at night i have episodes i wake up can't br...
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My mothehas had a pacermaker since 1996 they found a lead had broken in 2000 and could not be removed here in Buffalo...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 27, 2008
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By highway97 Blank
My mothehas had a pacermaker since 1996 they found a lead had broken in 2000 and could not be removed here in Buffalo...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 25, 2008
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To: Dr. Kirksey I answered your question about how the DVT had been diagnosed in the "comment" box after your answ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 25, 2008
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By Wobbly Blank
I'm in the process of being Dx..they are looking for Vasculitis, MS, autoimmune problems.. I have a problem with ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 25, 2008
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By Sgil55 Blank
I am 43 runner. Never smoked. I had a heart attack in Jan 08, 3 stents we implanted in the RAC. 1 month noneventful r...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 23, 2008
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A relative is facing amputation. They're talking of cutting the 4 smaller toe She has osteomyelitis and cellulitis...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 24, 2008
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My husband was recently taken off of Lipitor and has been experiencing daily headaches. He's not a headache person. ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 24, 2008
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By Jesse1188 Blank
One night in May 2006, I noticed that my right calf seemed to be swollen. It was not painful, just felt heavy. I thou...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 23, 2008
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By chele121 Blank
I have been diagnosed with herniated disc in C3-4, 4-5, 5-6 and degenerative disc disease in T4-7. I have left arm, u...
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