Karen Alexander poses with a few of her students

Vascular Surgery Saves Athlete's Muscle Tissue

For Karen Alexander of Timonium, Maryland, a little pain was nothing. A competitive swimmer and aquatic personal trainer, Karen was used to having sports injuries, so when she noticed sporadic calf pain, she didn’t think to see her doctor.

What Karen didn’t realize is that the pain she was feeling was indicative of an aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening condition that almost cost Karen her leg.

Read more about Karen's story.