Saving our patients’ feet and legs
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have reduced blood flow to their limbs, especially the legs. This is caused by atherosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries caused by fatty deposits called plaque. Over time, this can progress to critical limb ischemia (CLI), which can cause severe leg or foot pain, slow-healing sores or even gangrene. Limb salvage is a grouping of treatments to avoid amputation.
The experts in our Vascular and Endovascular Program offer the most current minimally invasive treatments for limb salvage. Our team’s expertise means we can save patients’ feet and legs when traditional therapies fail.
What types of limb salvage treatments are available?
We offer a number of treatment options to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of amputation, including:
- Angioplasty, a procedure to push plaque blockages against the walls of an artery
- Atherectomy, a procedure to cut plaque out of a narrowed artery
- Stenting, which involves implanting a small, expandable tube called a stent in the narrowed artery to help keep it open and allow blood to flow
- Bypass. Using a vein or synthetic tube to bypass the area of blockage and carry blood to the area of need
Open sores that are long-lasting, keep returning and are resistant to treatment.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when blood flow to the arms and legs is reduced due to narrowed or blocked arteries.
An angiogram is a special X-ray taken as a special dye is injected through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter to detect blockages or aneurysms in blood vessels.
Arterial duplex ultrasound uses Doppler and traditional ultrasound to assess blood flow in the arteries of your arms and legs.
Pulse volume recording tests are used to evaluate blood flow through the arteries in your arms or legs.