This is the recording of a Endarterectomy in a patient with Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease. The patient was also shown to have severe Calcific. The patient also has diabetes, is moderately obese and quit smoking in 1991. Learn more about this procedure at the Cleveland Clinic here: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/endarterectomy/
Underwent an aortoiliac endarterectomy this past February at the Univ. of VA medical center. Procedure was done by Dr. Margaret Tracci. I'm a 27 yr post injury T3 para with a 17yr smoking history. Blockage extended from mid abdomen to mid thigh. 4 months post Op and I feel better then ever! Yes, I quit smoking. Symptoms were missed by Family Doc. 2yrs of weight loss, digestive problems, muscular atrophy, skin breakdown, fatigue was all blamed on age, injury and smoking
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