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Peripheral Angiography & Angioplasty

Do you have severe leg cramps? Are injuries or sores on foot fail to heal properly? Then, you may have developed blocks in the peripheral arteries. The peripheral arteries are the blood vessels carrying blood to the lower part of your body, including the legs. When fatty deposits, also referred to as plaque starts to build upon the walls of the artery, it can form a block. This restricts the blood flow leading to severe leg pain or cramps. Peripheral angiography is the diagnostic method used to detect the blocks developing in the peripheral arteries. The test can offer a clear picture of the arteries carrying blood through the body. Using this tool, the cardiologists can find the blockages restricting the blood flow.

If the cardiologist finds any blocks in the peripheral artery, they can suggest a procedure known as peripheral angioplasty to open the blockages. During the procedure, you may receive medicine through the intravenous line to make you feel relaxed. To numb the insertion site, your doctor will give you the injection. To see the images of the peripheral arteries, your doctor inserts a catheter into the artery through the groin region.  Through the catheter, the doctor injects a special contrast dye. The images provided are referred to as peripheral angiography. After detecting the blockage, the doctor inflates and deflates the balloon at the end of the catheter. Peripheral angioplasty will compress the plaque for restoring blood flow. 

At Medisky, the interventional cardiologists can diagnose the problem and restore the blood blow to ease your leg pain and ensure you walk properly.

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