Peripheral Artery Disease
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Radiology Services, Interventional Radiologists
Peripheral artery disease treatment often consists of non-surgical procedures for blocked arteries in the legs, which can be performed at one of our groups 5 hospital locations. Balloon angioplasty, laser guided artery re-opening (see below), atherectomy, stent placement, and thrombolysis are a few of the non-surgical procedures that are offered.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) usually results from arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries associated with cholesterol deposits). Many causes have been identified including elevated cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and congenital factors. The symptoms usually begin with pain in the calves or legs when walking, that is relieved by rest (this symptom is called “claudication”). Hip and thigh pain may be caused by PAD, as may erectile dysfunction.
Interventional radiologists can perform non-surgical procedures such as balloon angioplasty, laser guided drilling, atherectomy, stent placement and thrombolysis to open blocked arteries and restore circulation to the legs. We also supervise non-procedural clinical exercise programs, medical therapy and treatment of peripheral artery disease through our clinic.
, Radiology Services