When should I call my doctor after an endovascular aneurysm repair?

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms after an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR, also called "stent grafting"):
  • unexplained fever over 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit
  • coldness or numbness in the arm or leg where the catheter was inserted
  • bleeding or severe pain at the catheter site
  • bruising, redness, swelling, or pain that gets worse
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms:
  • chest pain
  • a swelling in your abdomen that "pulses"
  • a sudden, severe weakness, coldness, or numbness in one leg or foot, or discoloration in a foot or toe
Call 911 right away if you have any signs that an aortic aneurysm has burst:
  • sudden, intense pain in your abdomen or back
  • a rapid drop in blood pressure
  • signs of shock -- such as cold and clammy skin, rapid breathing, anxiety, pale skin color, or unconsciousness

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