Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease is a major problem afflicting millions of people in the world. Caused by restricted blood flow to the peripheral arteries, which are situated in the arms, legs, and feet, Peripheral Artery Disease occurs when fatty deposits block blood flow to the feet. The decreased blood flow causes pain and circulation problems that progress and get worse, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, and amputation. Peripheral Angioplasty is used to reopen the blocked and narrowed peripheral arteries to restore proper blood circulation. Being a minimally-invasive surgery, the procedure is quite popular for Peripheral Artery Disease.
What is the purpose of Peripheral Angioplasty?
Accumulation of plaque in the peripheral arteries causes them to gradually narrow, which leads to Peripheral Artery Disease where blood flow to the arms and legs is decreased. Peripheral Artery Disease is progressive and can lead to severe circumstances such as heart attack or even amputation when left untreated. During a Peripheral Angioplasty, the blocked arteries are opened, and a stent in leg is inserted to keep them from closing. Thus, the surgery helps to open up these vessels, restoring appropriate blood flow and function to the legs.
What is the process of Peripheral Angioplasty?
Peripheral Angioplasty is fairly straightforward, with a few steps taken before and after the procedure, to minimize complications.
After a thorough checkup, the doctor evaluates if you are physically fit to undergo the procedure, and sets a date for the surgery. Your doctor may recommend blood thinners or other medication to take before the procedure.
What are the benefits of Peripheral Angioplasty?
The benefits of the surgery are immense, allowing for improved life quality.
- Relieves pain and heaviness in the legs and arms
- Improves blood flow in the arteries
- Eliminates the need for amputation
- Removes the need for bypass surgery
- Helps keep leg cramping and soreness at bay
- Minimally-invasive treatment that is effective
- Reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke
What are the risks of Peripheral Angioplasty?
An expert surgeon can minimize the risks that may occur during peripheral artery disease treatment. Hence, it is essential to consult the best.
- Allergic reactions to drug or anesthesia
- Re-narrowing of the artery
- Damage to the blood vessels
- Bleeding or clotting
What is the cost of Peripheral Angioplasty?
The cost of Peripheral Angioplasty depends on the arteries that are blocked. A cardiologist thoroughly evaluates your condition and medical health and recommends the best treatment, based on which an approximate cost can be estimated. Get in touch with our experts for a treatment plan and estimated cost.
At MPCT hospital, Navi Mumbai we are committed to providing treatments of the highest standard of excellence, that follow each treatment protocol set in place, for a patient-oriented peripheral artery disease treatment. The specialists at MPCT Hospital are experts in the industry, with a strong focus on diagnosing each patient’s condition and setting a personalized peripheral artery disease treatment in place. The cutting-edge technology in our state-of-the-art clinic gives patients the highest chance of achieving a positive outcome, for a heightened patient experience.