Due to symptoms from PAD(peripheral Arterial Disease) my surgeon has suggested Aorta-bifemoral bypass graft. My symptoms include trouble walking short distances. It was suggested to walk more but the pain gets so bad that I can't walk thru it. I did not exect such radical surgery @ the age of 50. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I am concerned that this is major, major surgery!!. This is suggested rather than stents because the blockage is in the groin area. Not sure what to do.View Thread
Due to symptoms from PAD(peripheral Arterial Disease) my surgeon has suggested Aorta-bifemoral bypass graft. My symptoms include trouble walking short distances. It was suggested to walk more but the pain gets so bad that I can't walk thru it. I did not exect such radical surgery @ the age of 50. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I have recently quit smoking. The Aorta-bifemoral bypass rather than stents is because of where the blockage is (groin area). Should I wait and deal with the pain or go thru with this major, major surgery.View Thread
Okay, I return to the surgeon because my legs are worse and I did not get the surgery previously. He now suggests Aorta-Bifemoral graft bypass. Major surgery!! I tried walking to increase circulation but the pain was too bad. I can now barely make it 2 blocks and back. My blockages are not life threatening. What should I do?!View Thread
I am 49 yrs old and have recently been diagnosed with PAD. My cardiologist told me I may need a stent. I am going to a vascular surgeon tomorrow and am terrified of surgery. Due to previous bad experiences, it terrifies me. The cardiologist explained somewhat Friday and I know the surgeon will go into detail. I would like to hear a patient viewpoint (someone who has already had this done).View Thread
I am 48 yr old female (smoker). I have been having periods when i feel my heart beating furiously during the day and it wakes me up @ night. I have been feeling progressively more tired for the last 6 months or more. blood work has showed nothing including thyroid.View Thread
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