dr. sclafani, i......when you check for flow afterwards or before does it make any difference what position the patient is in as far as accuracy?
The flow in the jugular should be better in the lying down position
i immediatly had a numb left leg which they gave no thoughts as to why. when i expressed my concern on this thread you said it could possibly be a clot and get checked. which when i got my pcp to order my doppler i got him to order it for the jugulars and the groin. they said all clear. my second follow up i thought he wrote it up the same way but when i got there it was for the jugulars only. they say i have flow.
the numbness in the leg could also be due to a nerve injury during the puncture. it is usually "bruising" and called neuropraxia... The vein and the nerve are separated by the artery so it should be pretty uncommon, but development sometimes puts things were they dont belong
the risk as we know are the clotting and intimal hyperplasia. after treatment and for any reason someone could not swing more treatments--how long would that be a concern? months? a yr? yrs?
AS you say restenosis could occur at any time but clotting tends to occur early unless stenosis recurs after which clotting could occur at any time. i have a theory about this that i cannot share yeet without appearing to shoot my mouth off so i will lay low for the time being
i was told when treated that the agyous could not be dopplered after treatment. what if it clotted? if clots go undected too long what happens then? do they shrivel up and die like a vine with no water?
clotted veins can either recanalize by having some flow get through or organize in which the clot turns into scar tissue. A recanalized vein can be reopened. a organized less likely