Peripheral Arterial Intervention

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Peripheral Arterial Intervention: Balloon Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stent Placement

By combining our clinical expertise and patient-based care, our cardiologists and specialists at Metro Detroit Cardiovascular Associates can perform a peripheral arterial intervention to restore lost circulation to your arteries and other vital organs. Most commonly used to treat peripheral artery disease, peripheral arterial intervention uses multiple surgical methods to increase blood flow and restore lost feeling and eliminate pain.

Peripheral Arterial Intervention: Our Procedures

Peripheral vascular disease can cause blocked or narrowed arteries throughout the neck, arms, legs, and abdomen. This condition, over time, can cause kidney problems, high blood pressure, and strokes. By opening up the arteries throughout areas outside of the cardio region, our cardiologists can help remove any signs of blockage and narrowing within these arteries and restore blood flow back to a healthy rate. To do so, our specialists employ multiple methods to restore blood, including:

  • Balloon Angioplasty: Balloon Angioplasty works to open narrow and blocked arteries through the use of a catheter with a tiny balloon attached. By surgically guiding the catheter through the artery to the area that’s narrowed or blocked, the balloon is slowly inflated to widen the opening and increase heart blood flow. During the procedure, a stent is placed to keep the artery open after the balloon is deflated and removed.
  • Peripheral Atherectomy: A peripheral atherectomy procedure cuts through plaque using either a catheter with a rotating tip or a laser catheter, reducing the plaque to smaller particles, leaving the inner surface of the vessels smoother and more open so that blood can flow more freely. This procedure is typically combined with balloon angioplasty to treat the narrow arteries and blockages fully.
  • Stent Placement: Stent placement refers to the surgical device used to provide a continuous vent for blood to flow through the arteries and prevent the onset of narrowing and blockages. Through the combination of balloon angioplasty and peripheral atherectomy, these stents open the affected artery and promote better blood flow to the rest of the body.

These procedures all work together to promote better vascular health and help prevent the onset of narrowing and blockage. During stent placement, tissues containing blood platelets will start to coat the stent, fully lining the tissue within 3 to 12 months. After your surgical procedure, you may be prescribed medications to decrease platelet formation and prevent blood clots from forming inside the stent. Our team will also provide special instructions regarding aftercare and recovery from your procedure.

Why Choose Us For Our Heart and Vascular Services

Our team at Metro Detroit Cardiovascular Associates works to keep your heart and vascular system healthy through various tests and treatments. Our specialists perform both non-surgical and minimally 9invasive procedures to keep your heart system healthy and prevent the onset of heart disease and other vascular conditions. Through the expertise of Dr. Nithin Gottam and his team, we use the latest technology to provide long-term care for your heart. Contact Metro Detroit Cardiovascular Associates today to learn more about our surgical procedures and treatment options.