Peripheral Angioplasty

What is Peripheral Angioplasty?

Peripheral Angioplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to re-open blood vessels to allow oxygen-rich blood to flow smoothly to the lower extremities (legs).

How does Peripheral Angioplasty help?

The procedure is very effective for people suffering from peripheral artery disease or PAD (a condition in which arteries taking blood to the legs and arms narrow up).

How is Peripheral Angioplasty done?

What are the benefits and risks of Peripheral Angioplasty procedure?

As any other surgical procedure, this surgery also has some risks and benefits associated with it, which a person must be aware of.

The advantages of Peripheral Angioplasty treatment are:

  • Improves artery blood flow.
  • One does not need to undergo bypass surgery after this treatment.
  • Relieves pain and heaviness in the leg.

The risks associated with the Peripheral Angioplasty surgery are:

  • Allergic reaction to the drug used in a stent that releases medicine into the body.
  • Allergic reaction to anaesthesia.
  • Bleeding or clotting.
  • Damage to the blood vessels and nerves.

This procedure does not have any major limitation, but sometimes the patient may require a subsequent open heart surgery or even amputation.

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