Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), also referred to as peripheral vascular disease or arteriosclerosis of the extremities, is a condition that causes poor blood circulation to the kidneys, intestines, arms, legs, and feet. Blood flow may be reduced or blocked by narrowed or hardened blood vessels. This can lead to tissue and nerve injury or damage.
Peripheral Vascular Angiography and Angioplasty
Dr. Johnny Dy is a board-certified cardiologist specially trained in peripheral vascular intervention, in which blockages in blood vessels in the arms or legs are diagnosed and treated using minimally invasive procedures, such as peripheral artery angiography, balloon angioplasty, and stenting.
A peripheral arterial angiogram is a test that uses X-rays and dye to help your cardiologist identify blocked areas in the arteries that supply blood to your legs. This can help diagnose peripheral artery disease and eliminate the need for major surgery.
Angioplasty & Stenting
Peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting is a minimally invasive procedure used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to your legs. During this procedure, Dr. Dy inserts a small balloon into the target artery and inflates the balloon to open up the artery and improve the blood flow. He may also insert a metal stent within the artery wall to keep it open and prevent it from narrowing again.
Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment in Lenoir, NC
If you suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), contact Cross River Cardiology in Lenoir, North Carolina, for a cardiologist experienced in peripheral vascular intervention procedures. Call Cross River Cardiology today at (828) 572-0778 or request an appointment now.