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flash12345 posted:
Are you familiar with any treatment for purple toe syndrome other than pain pills, spinal block, and/or amputation? My dr believes it was triggered during the angiogram the day before my triple bypass. Two months later, I had a heart attack and received stents and angioplasty.
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James_Beckerman_MD responded:
There is a phenonenon called cholesterol emboli syndrome that you may be referring to, in which after an angiogram a person can develop blue toes and even kidney problems relating to tiny bits of cholesterol plaque that occlude small blood vessels. Generally, the toes (and kidneys) improve with time. I can't know if this is your diagnosis - as there are other causes as well, that would require different treatment.


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