Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition where the arteries that deliver the blood flow to your legs or arms become clogged or narrowed. This is a condition that can result from longstanding high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, smoking, and other additional vascular diseases. When the blood flow is reduced to the legs, it can result in a symptom called claudication, a pain or weakness in the legs while walking. If left untreated, PAD can cause significant leg pain and eventually gangrene, requiring amputation.
The interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons at VIVA offer simple, painless tests to diagnose PAD. These tests include the ankle-brachial index (ABI), CT or MR angiograms, and conventional catheter angiograms. The ABI, also known as Pulse Volume, is the primary study to screen for PAD.
“VIVA physicians offer simple, painless tests to diagnose PAD. They also provide a full range of treatments and can perform the most appropriate procedure for each patient.”
-Victor D’Addio MD
VIVA physicians provide a full range of PAD treatments and can perform the most appropriate procedure for each patient. These procedures range from front-line treatments for PAD today, including surgical bypass, angioplasty and stenting, to relatively new procedures including atherectomy and rotational atherectomy.
Read more about Peripheral Arterial Disease here.
VIVA Offers the Following Services:
- Arterial Doppler to obtain the ABI and PVR
- Medical Management
- Conventional Angiography
- Including Balloon Angioplasty
- Stent Placement
- Bypass Graft
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