My friend aged 51 had an aorto bi-femoral bypass 2 years ago. Her legs have started to burn when she walks even the shortest distances. She was told if she didn't stop smoking that the prosthesis would only last two years. She has been unable to stop smoking. What are your experiences out there? Does the prosthesis block up somehow? Can they open it again without doing another implant?
Any information or advice would be very appreciated.