Peripheral Artery Disease


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Do not limit your treatment options only to the nearest hospital. We offer the most effective, quick and affordable treatment for peripheral artery disease, thanks to the world’s largest hospital network.

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the arms or legs.

In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the legs or arms — usually the legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This may cause leg pain when walking (claudication) and other symptoms. Peripheral artery disease is usually a sign of a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of the arteries that can reduce blood flow in the legs and, sometimes, the arms.

If plaque or a blood clot narrows or blocks your arteries, blood can’t get through to nourish organs and other tissues. This causes damage ― and eventually death (gangrene) ― to the tissues below the blockage. This happens most often in your toes and feet. PAD can get worse faster in some people more than others. Many other factors matter, including where in your body the plaque forms and your overall health.

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Private treatment in our hospital network allows you skip waiting lists while at the same time reducing the costs treatment considerably, up to 50% cheaper, in countries that are just a short flight from home. The countries listed below make excellent choices with modern hospitals and well-trained English speaking surgeons.

Our medical consultants will advise you on the best choice for treating peripheral artery disease in one of our leading hospitals. We will evaluate your current condition, expectations and other related factors, and offer you the most suitable option, respecting your privacy and the individual needs of your body and lifestyle. Your health is unique and so should be your solution.

Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

For some people with more severe peripheral artery disease, leg pain may still cause problems in daily life, even after a few months of exercise and medications. More advanced peripheral artery disease that’s causing severe pain and limited mobility may require endovascular (minimally invasive) or surgical treatment:

  • Angioplasty and stent placement. This procedure is done to open clogged arteries. It can diagnose and treat a blocked vessel at the same time. The surgeon guides a thin, flexible tube (catheter) to the narrowed part of the artery. A tiny balloon is inflated to widen the blocked artery and improve blood flow. A small wire mesh tube (stent) may be placed in the artery to keep the artery open.
  • Peripheral artery bypass surgery. The surgeon creates a path around the blocked artery using either a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body or a synthetic one.
  • Atherectomy. A minimally invasive procedure healthcare providers use to remove plaque buildup and open narrow or blocked arteries. The procedure helps restore healthy blood flow and relieves symptoms of peripheral artery disease. Different types of blades or use lasers are used to remove plaque:
    • Excisional atherectomy: A blade cuts plaque in one direction.
    • Laser ablation atherectomy: A laser destroys plaque.
    • Orbital atherectomy: A spinning tool works like sandpaper to remove plaque.
    • Rotational atherectomy: Tiny blades cut plaque in a circular motion.

Complications of Peripheral Artery Disease