Vascular intervention is a term for minimally invasive procedures that treat complications with your arteries and veins. While lifestyle changes and medications usually occur before vascular intervention strategies, not everyone experiences significant relief from conservative treatments.
At Palm Beach Heart & Vascular, the experts have in-depth knowledge of your cardiovascular system and the latest vascular intervention techniques. After an initial evaluation, including a physical exam and possible tests to evaluate your blood circulation, the team can recommend an appropriate vascular intervention technique and plan your procedure.
There are many vascular intervention techniques that can treat complications with your blood vessels. The experts at Palm Beach Heart & Vascular routinely perform procedures like:
A peripheral angiogram is a minimally invasive procedure that detects blockages in peripheral arteries. Your provider guides a catheter through an artery until it reaches your heart and injects a contrast dye to view blood flow. They may place a stent during the same procedure, which is an expandable mesh tube that holds a narrow vein open.
Arterial thrombectomy is a procedure used to take a blood clot out of an artery. Your provider guides a catheter through your arterial system until it reaches the clot.
Peripheral atherectomy is a procedure to remove plaque buildup from your arteries, which widens them. The procedure uses either a laser or a blade to demolish the obstruction into tiny, cell-sized pieces.
Balloon angioplasty is a procedure where your provider guides a deflated balloon into an artery using a catheter. Once in place, they expand the balloon to widen the artery and place a stent.
Vascular intervention can treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or peripheral vascular disease (PAD). The condition involves a buildup of plaque along the walls of your veins and arteries, narrowing the vessels.
With narrower blood vessels, your blood pressure rises. You’re also at risk of developing ischemia — a lack of blood supply in your muscles (often in the legs and feet).
To schedule an appointment and learn more about various vascular intervention techniques, call Palm Beach Heart & Vascular or book an appointment online today.