Arterial Revascularization Overview
Peripheral arterial disease occurs when arteries become narrowed by an accumulation of fatty deposits, known as atherosclerosis, and reduces blood flow to the limbs. This causes symptoms of intermittent claudication (pain when walking), that can significantly impair a patient’s lifestyle. In the presence of limb-threatening ischemia, producing symptoms of pain at rest, ulceration, or gangrene, arterial revascularization is the only treatment option.
Arterial revascularization is a surgical procedure that provides new additional blood supply to a body part or organ to increase blood flow. Among these are standard open bypass, stents, and atherectomies, which consist of minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction treatments. For patients with severe ulceration, we provide advanced wood care with living cells to assist in the healing process. Arterial revascularization involves a thorough analysis and diagnosis. Treatment of the existing diseased vasculature of the affected limb or organ can be aided by the use of different imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, and ultrasound.