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I have a 80 % blockage on the left carotid artery, after a

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I have a 80 % blockage on the left carotid artery, after a scan. I was released from the hospital ICU. No surgery scheduled, due to being diabetic, and being on medication too long, and probably being a high risk! I do have other options to look at? Why was my veins blowing when a port was being attached? The saline solution was pooling into my arm, instead of into the vein? 5 different personnel tried and failed! Thank you, Rosemarie
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 6 years ago.
Dr B :

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Dr B :

Did they consider an endarterectomy?

Customer:

probably not.

Dr B :

The options for 80% stenosis are a carotid endarteractomy, either endovascular or open

Customer:

The risks are too high, also suggesting a life style change, diet and etc. my question was why were my veins blowing?

Dr B :

Your veins were blowing because they are either too fragile, or they were too small for the amount of fluid and the needle they were using, or a combination of both

Dr B :

Are you there?

Customer:

Yes. asked 5 different medical personnel, every one had a different answer. atleast you gave me a partial good answer.

Customer:

Thank you!

Dr B :

You're welcome
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