Treating Blocked Arteries

 Blocked arteries in a leg can cause claudication. Claudication is pain typically in the calves when walking a particular distance that resolves with cessation of walking. The most common cause of this symptom is a blocked artery. We diagnose the problem in the office with ultrasound then open the artery in the hospital as outpatient. The artery is accessed usually through the opposite groin but sometimes through an artery in the foot under ultrasound and sometimes through the radial artery in the arm. Intervention is performed using balloons, wires, laser, and or diamondback orbital atherectomy. Plaque is removed and the vessel ballooned. This typically takes about anywhere from one hour to four hours and is done under anesthesia. The majority of patients go home following the procedure the same day.

Blocked arteries in a leg can cause claudication. Claudication is pain typically in the calves when walking a particular distance that resolves with cessation of walking. The most common cause of this symptom is a blocked artery. We diagnose the problem in the office with ultrasound then open the artery in the hospital as outpatient. The artery is accessed usually through the opposite groin but sometimes through an artery in the foot under ultrasound and sometimes through the radial artery in the arm. Intervention is performed using balloons, wires, laser, and or diamondback orbital atherectomy. Plaque is removed and the vessel ballooned. This typically takes about anywhere from one hour to four hours and is done under anesthesia. The majority of patients go home following the procedure the same day.

 
 
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We open not only arteries in the legs but also we remove blood clots emergently in the lungs called Pulmonary Embolus