Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease is a buildup of fatty deposits or plaque in the
legs. Patients experience sore or cramping legs when walking or climbing
the stairs and, in advanced cases, gangrene in the legs and feet. Complications
associated with peripheral artery disease include heart attack, poor wound
healing, severe pain in the affected leg, stroke and amputation.
Our team of cardiologists use a full range of options for treating peripheral
artery disease with the goal of improving blood flow to the affected area,
including medication, balloon angioplasty to open the arteries in the
extremities, stents to expand the size of the arteries, and vascular surgery
using blood vessels from other parts of the body or synthetic vessels
to create a bypass to increase blood flow to the extremities.
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