Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): After angioplasty

Posted by leongreenjr @leongreenjr, Aug 24 11:20am

I had an angioplasty done on my left leg in may this year. Lately after I walk about a half mile my left calf starts to hurt to the point I have to stop for a few minutes. Is the blockage returning. If so do I need a stent. Leon Green

Hi @leongreenjr, I added your message to the Heart & Blood Health Group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/) as well as the Men's Health group. I did this so you can connect with members like @thankful @pete398 @peach414144 @seniordon09 @eileena @bonitav and others who have experience with peripheral artery disease.

Leon, is the calf pain a new symptom? Were you able to walk longer distances after the angioplasty?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @leongreenjr, I added your message to the Heart & Blood Health Group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/) as well as the Men's Health group. I did this so you can connect with members like @thankful @pete398 @peach414144 @seniordon09 @eileena @bonitav and others who have experience with peripheral artery disease.

Leon, is the calf pain a new symptom? Were you able to walk longer distances after the angioplasty?

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No, calf pain started in Dec 2019. Angioplasty in May 2020, no pain till July. Now I can't walk a half mile without stopping, pain is that bad. Do I need a stent

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That is something your cardiologist should hear about. If you had angioplasty done once there is a chance that another artery has started to close down have him look at the blood pathways down the legs heart might be good but veins that branch off to the legs might now have created a problem good luck dave

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