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Arterial bypass leg - series—Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

Patients usually are able to walk within a few days of surgery, and often experience relief from pain immediately. Lifestyle changes, such as dietary changes and stopping smoking, are critical to the long-term success of peripheral arterial bypass surgery.

Review Date 6/6/2016

Updated by: Deepak Sudheendra, MD, RPVI, Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology & Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, with an expertise in Vascular Interventional Radiology & Surgical Critical Care, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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