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Angioplasty

For the millions of Americans that suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD) with claudication (leg pain), there is hope in minimally invasive treatments. Angioplasty, is a procedure which opens up blocked arteries. This occurs by inserting tiny balloons or wire mesh to widen arteries. Thus, allowing for better blood flow. This can be used on patients suffering from PAD as...

For the millions of Americans that suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD) with claudication (leg pain) especially when walking, angioplasty in combination with a stent may be recommended to increase blood flow to the legs, thereby decreasing the possibility of amputation in more advanced PAD cases. While lifestyle changes that include a cessation of smoking, a healthy diet and exercise are...