Nowadays, having a surgery has far less risks than it had decades ago. With new technologies available for physicians around the country, we can focus on the procedure and not so much on the tools anymore.
Anyhow, there are precautions to consider, especially after the surgery.
Even if the procedure lasts only a couple of hours, keep in mind that the human body needs time to fully recover.
The first thing to watch out after a vascular surgery is if you feel any loss of sensation or movement in any part of your body.
Second, keep special care if you notice any kind of swelling. Especially in your legs.
If any of this events happen, please get in touch with your vascular surgeon. Do not let too much time to pass. Report these troubles right away.
Slideshare.net is my favorite source of knowledge when I want to learn about a topic in a quick and, sometimes, fun way.
As someone who loves all things related to science and healthcare, I like to check, from time to time, what new presentations are posted on this wonderful platform. Some are very fun and engaging. The ones I like the most, I share them on my Twitter profile.
Today, I want to share with you 3 of the presentations, I consider, that could help you at any moment
First aid and bandaging.
No matter who you are or where you are, emergencies can come at any time and it is better to be prepared to deal with them the best possible way. Sometimes, just knowing what to do when someone next to you suddenly “faints” could save that person´s life.
How to do CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Some people think that CPR is just to pump the other person´s chest and to blow air into her lungs. Well, there are other things to keep in mind before performing a CPR procedure and this presentation can give you the whole spectrum.
Known as “the nature silent killer for the unprepared”, hypothermia is a danger faced by those who are located in areas where winter takes temperature to the extreme and who are not properly equipped.
I live in Florida, I got other worries, but sometimes I travel to northern regions in the US and so might you, so it is better to be prepared.
I hope you take notes and that if you ever face one of these situations, you know what to do and that you do it properly.
One the duties I am in charge of, is dealing with symptomatic chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition that affects 5 in a 100 american citizens. I do it by performing an endovenous procedure.
As your high school teacher might have mentioned, arteries transport rich-oxygen blood from your heart to the other areas of your body and, then, veins return a less oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When the veins in your legs failed to perform this task, you will start suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.
What are the risk factors?
Family history (most important risk factor)
People over their 50s
Pregnancy and hormones
One or more blood clots in superficial veins.
If not treated in time this can cause:
There are several approaches in dealing with this, such as:
Angioplasty and Stenting
In later posts I will explain each one these.
If you have need help, please, don`t hesitate and schedule an appointment to decide the best option for you.
PS: For more details about this condition, check this animated video