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Peripheral Artery Disease

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 8 million people in the United States have Peripheral Artery Disease. Dr. 58 more words

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Newly approved treatment expands services at Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony’s

Cardiologist Christopher Allen, M.D., is the first physician in the St. Louis area to use Medtronic’s IN.PACT Admiral, a drug-coated balloon used to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg. 55 more words

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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. 140 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

What is an Arterial Duplex?

An arterial duplex, an arterial doppler, or an arterial ultrasound typically refer to the same thing.  It is a non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging study.  An ultrasound machine is used to perform the study, similar to the machine used to check on babies in pregnancy. 523 more words

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Peripheral Arterial (or Vascular) Disease (PAD or PVD)-Part 2

You can read Part 1 of this article here.

Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Obesity
  • Family history of the disease…
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