Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Minimally invasive peripheral arterial disease treatment

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries in the peripheral regions of the body, such as the legs. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your limbs, and when they become narrowed or blocked, it can lead to reduced blood flow. PAD is commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty deposits or cholesterol accumulate on the inner walls of the arteries, forming plaques.

Spectrum’s interventional radiology specialists have extensive vascular expertise, enabling them to treat PAD without surgery:

  • Balloon angioplasty and stenting for peripheral vascular disease (PVD): Peripheral vascular disease (also called peripheral arterial disease, or PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the extremities—usually the legs—often causing leg pain when walking (claudication). Angioplasty can open blocked arteries in the legs by expanding the inner diameter with a balloon mounted on a thin catheter. A stent may also be placed to help prop the artery open.


If you would like to know more about any of these procedures or schedule a consultation, simply call our Vascular & Interventional Radiology office at 207.956.6650.

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