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It’ll take some time to recover from a leg angioplasty. Most people feel able to get back to work or their usual activities after about a week. However, this can be different for everyone. It may take longer, especially if you develop any complications. See our Recovery section for more information.
A leg angioplasty is successful in around nine in 10 people who have the operation. Some of these people go on to develop further blockages in their legs, however. If this happens, you may need another angioplasty, or an alternative procedure.
If you’re getting pain in your legs due to a blocked artery, your doctor may suggest various measures. These may include stopping smoking, managing your diet and weight and completing an exercise programme. If these don’t help, you may be offered an angioplasty operation to open up your artery. See our About section to find out more.
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