Leg Swelling: Is It Serious?

Swollen ankles, puffy legs — we’ve all experienced them at some point.  There are dozens of possible causes. Most aren’t serious, but some, like blood clots, are dangerous conditions that require immediate medical care. 

This week’s guest expert is Ian Del Conde, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist with Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Dr. Del Conde joins host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., to explain what different swelling symptoms indicate, and when swelling is concerning enough to seek immediate medical attention.

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