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Local Doctors Using New Procedure To Open Blocked Leg Arteries And Keep Them Open

By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local hospital is using a new method to treat blockages in arteries in the leg.

Peripheral artery disease can be a life-threatening condition as arteries become blocked, preventing blood flow. 149 more words


First Drug-Coated Balloon Approved By FDA For Leg Blockages

The FDA today announced that it had approved for use in the US the first drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter to re-open blocked arteries in the thigh and knee (superficial femoral and popliteal arteries). 32 more words

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PET/MRI in peripheral artery disease

Simultaneous PET/MRI has potential to yield information about plaque constituents in addition to characterizing the degree of a vascular stenosis to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular events.  198 more words