Have heart problems with clots. Dangerous to have varicose vein operated on?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 5 answers . 3 years ago

Is there any danger if I've recently had a clot in a heart artery and I want to get rid of varicose veins in my legs?

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3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Difficult question I depends what kind of clot, and whether you will need further cardiac surgery. Your local specialist should be able to help you further with this potentially complicated question.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD

3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Difficult question I depends what kind of clot, and whether you will need further cardiac surgery. Your local specialist should be able to help you further with this potentially complicated question.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD


3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

The answer depends upon your precise cardiac condition and the procedures needed for treatment of the varicose veins. The best approach is to see a phlebologist for an evaluation.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

The answer depends upon your precise cardiac condition and the procedures needed for treatment of the varicose veins. The best approach is to see a phlebologist for an evaluation.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


3 years ago by Miller Vein

I would recommend speaking to both your cardiologist as well as your vein physician.

3 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

I would recommend speaking to both your cardiologist as well as your vein physician.


3 years ago by Vein Specialists

Not in general. If you have severe leg pain, swelling, ulceration or history of bleeding from the veins externally you might want to consider having your venous insufficiency fixed. If you have uncomplicated varicose veins I would recommend conservative therapy with compression hose as the first line of therapy.

3 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Not in general. If you have severe leg pain, swelling, ulceration or history of bleeding from the veins externally you might want to consider having your venous insufficiency fixed. If you have uncomplicated varicose veins I would recommend conservative therapy with compression hose as the first line of therapy.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

You should not have any elective surgery for at least 6 months from the time of your heart problem and your cardiologist should know what you are planning. Your problem comes up frequently in treating varicose veins in patients with heart problems. In general, if you have symptomatic varicose veins, they should be treated. However, if you may require coronary bypass surgery, and your saphenous vein is usable, then you may need to not have the vein treated. If you have other sources of potential bypass alternatives such as radial or mammary arteries, then you possibly can sacrifice the saphenous vein.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

You should not have any elective surgery for at least 6 months from the time of your heart problem and your cardiologist should know what you are planning. Your problem comes up frequently in treating varicose veins in patients with heart problems. In general, if you have symptomatic varicose veins, they should be treated. However, if you may require coronary bypass surgery, and your saphenous vein is usable, then you may need to not have the vein treated. If you have other sources of potential bypass alternatives such as radial or mammary arteries, then you possibly can sacrifice the saphenous vein.


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