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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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I have been a heavy smoker for about 6-7 years now, i am about to turn 25 years old. About two years ago while playing floor hockey with friends (ive had virtually no cardio exercise since i started smoking) I was pushing my body very ...
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Lately I've been having this severe shoulder pain. I'm not quite sure how and why it's been happening. I do not participate in active activities and I'm pretty healthy.I've checked online sources to see what may be the cause for this s...
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I had an MRI done of the cervical xpine that showed that I have bone spures. The Dr. suggested physical thrapy 3 times a week for 6 weeks, which I did. There is no relief, I have constant neck pain and lately such bad headaces that I g...
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My son has a large blood vessel that is on the back of his calf it has been there for awhile, but now he has starting having pain in his ankles could the pain in ankle be caused by the swollen blood vessel and what is the name of the doc...
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I've had all kinds of blood tests done and eveything always came up just fine, my vitals are all good, oxygen etc... but yet my head feels like i've been doing a handstand for way too long, when i massage the back of my neck my head star...
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Not sure this is the place to post this question. I am in physical therapy for bilateral shoulder impingment problems which I've had for many years on and off. Today while my therapist was extending my left arm up and stretching it I fel...
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I'm in my mid-20's. After a bike injury 8 months ago, I notice my hands have had tendencies to turn purple. The biking accident injured some skin and muscle on my left hand. During the winter, I noticed my hand would turn purple AFTER I ...
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Im on dialysis. and im on medication for my high blood pressure.my question is why my pressure never go down even after i took the tablet.now im on 'caslot' 25 mg twice a day. i always feel my irregular heartbeat.its like its pumping rea...
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I have been experiencing pain when I take in a larger than normal breath. It feels like a restrictive pain that follows my diaphram. It started last night, on a minor scale. So I began to take larger breaths to see if it would make it...
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I had angioplasty done approx 1 month ago. Everything seems to be going well except for this annoying kind of pinching sensation in my chest area in different areas of my chest. Should I be concerned. I have not yet seen the doctor o...
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I have a very sore spot on the inside of my calf. The second day I got another spot about four inches higher in the same vertical line. Now twelve hours later the area is turning red. There are no other marks on the skin. By gently touch...
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Can I get pregnant with only my right ovary?
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My 77 years old husband developed neuropathy in both legs closely following bypass surgery. 6 years later a CT Scan for an aortic aneurysm picked up "atherosclerotic and tortuous" common iliac arteries. He was on morphine for 4 years ...
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After months of symptoms limited to my right side (Facial & skin tingling, burning hot right hand, partial muscle spasms, watering right eye with pressure, aching jaw and a 'lop sided' feeling, all culminating to right chest pain and fev...
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my dad is having to undergo heart bypass surgery in the next few months ..after anigiogram his % were 95,70 and 30 blocked if he doesn't have this surgery what do these percentages actually mean for him.? he doesn't want to know so wo...
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I have avnrt and need to decide if i'm going to have the procedure done i just want ot know if i decide not to get it done now.. whats the worse that could happen? can my symptoms get worse? i will get it done but i need to find out more...
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Just dropping by to say Hello and Welcome!! I'm so happy to see a forum dedicated to PAD. In the past, I directed my questions on the main heart forum. I'm the Community Leader on the Heart Forums and will be sure to direct questions ...
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I don't understand these symptoms , I have CAD and High blood pressure since 17, I was also diagnosed with CKD stage three. I fought falling several times and the voice of my mother sounded like it was far of and like a mouse; then my f...
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Someone close to me: Male 45 had a coronary artery scan. He exercises everyday, is in great shape, and is not overweight, etc. Normal Cholesteral levels. No symptoms. Niether parents have had heart disease, nor grandparents. But al...
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Hi, I have been experiencing the following symptom for years now, kind of grown to live with it but when i ask around nobody else seems to experience it. I wake up every morning having had plenty of sleep with tired legs in the per...
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