I am a nursing student, trying to figure out two things: 1)why a patient might he be experiencing buttock claudication after having angioplasty and 20 why are his s/s so much better while his ABI improved so little (8%). He experienced left leg intermittent claudication prior to the procedure. Here is the info I have:
In follow-up, the patient was quite pleased with the angioplasty. He was able to walk about a mile without great difficulty. Of note, he did experience some buttock cramping while walking.
Repeat vascular lab studies:
Ankle/Brachial Index -- Right 1.00 -- Left 0.53
Doppler wave forms: Fem R--4 L--4
Pop R--4 L--2
DP R--3 L--1
PT R--3 L--2
Thanks in advance for your help!