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Vascular Surgery/Blood clot in radial artery following angiogram


Sandra Milligan wrote at 2013-01-23 21:22:05
I had a coronary angiogram, angioplasty and my 6th stent in 7 days ago. I had the procedure done in my left wrist. After a few days I was fine, but my wrist still throbs and the pain wakes me up during the night so I am loosing sleep because of this. My GP said there is no infection and it is not hot to touch. It did go quite red when I came out of my bath and it was also shiney, which made me go to my GP as I was sure it was infected. I have to wear Freeze Packs which are gel lined self adhesive pads all day and night to be able to get what little relief I can, but I am still in sheer agony. I will never have this procedure done again. Last time (I have had 4 now!) I had it done via the groin area and I had no pain and no problems. Apparently my arm went into a very bad "Spasm" and It hasn't really got any better. It feels like my consultant has scraped the big wrist bone on the way in, it is that painful. I only hope if anyone reading this is due to have this procedure, that they do not get the same problems and that everything goes fine with them. Thank you  

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Lauri Ordway


I can answer your questions related to your circulation, your peripheral vascular system. This includes all arteries and veins except those inside the head and inside the heart. For example, neck (carotid), arms (carotid subclavian bypasses to Thoracic Outlet) belly (aortic aneurysm & occlusive disorders, renal artery stenosis), legs (iliac, femoral, popliteal, peroneal, dorasalis pedis, posterior and anterior tibial) arteries. Aneurysm & occlusive disease, atherosclerosis, leg pain, arterial wounds and gangrene, amputation prevention. Arterial Bypass, Reynaud’s, Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans), Thoracic Outlet and other circulation disorders. Vein disorders: Blood Clots (DVT), post-phlebetic syndrome, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers. I can help with vascular wounds from diagnosis to treatments. I have worked extensively with VNUS Closure and EVLT (Laser) for varicose veins and can describe pre and post procedure expectations and describe the procedures themselves. I can't help with spider veins or cosmetic vein treatment, we don't do it. I have 15 years of wound care experience, arterial, venous, trauma and diabetic wounds for example. **I CANNOT answer questions about STENTS or STENTING, heart disease, blood pressure, brain aneurysm although I can help with questions about the arteries that go to and from those organs.


I am a nurse, I worked for 15 years with two terrific peripheral vascular surgeons, and one of them is also the inventor of very innovative wound care products and surgical instruments to make vascular surgery procedures better and faster. I wrote and manage the clinic website and field questions from patients all over the world. I am now working with another vascular surgeon and wound care expert, which has given me an opportunity to widen my horizons as I learn another excellent physician's preferences and benefit from his experiences in this amazing specialty.

I am an LPN, licensed in Minnesota

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