If you experience any of the following, please see your physician right away:
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Evaluation and Treatment
PAD is a build up of plaque in the vessels that carry blood from your heart to your legs, head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. Overtime, the plaque hardens and narrows limiting the blood flow to vital organs and the arms and legs.
Our Interventional Radiologists will use angioplasty to treat the occluded vessel(s).
Interventional radiologists use this procedure to treat blocked or semi-blocked arteries in the arms, legs, and kidneys.. Interventional radiologists actually developed and pioneered angioplasty and their success with this procedure spurred development of most of the interventional procedures offered today. An interventional radiologist uses angioplasty and stent placement to open blocked arteries. In this procedure, the radiologist inserts a small balloon that is attached to a small tube, called a catheter, into a small nick in the skin. He then moves the balloon to the blocked artery and inflates the balloon to open the blockage. Many times he will also insert a stent after the balloon has been inflated to keep the blood flowing through the artery.