Our advanced vascular medicine specialists are part of a long tradition of innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease, a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. At our Vascular Clinic, we employ all state-of-the-art percutaneous intervention (angioplasty) techniques and work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Our goal is to help patients manage their symptoms. We also want to stop the progression of atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque, in patients’ arteries. That, in turn, reduces risk of heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking, are the single most important step. In the event that lifestyle changes are not enough, medicine to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and control pain might help manage the condition.