Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease – a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the legs and feet – is common among men and women over age 50, especially in those individuals who have high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease and who smoke. CIRA interventional radiologists use several minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease, including angiography with contrast dye to identify a potential blockage, angioplasty to dilate the artery segment back to its original diameter and stenting, if necessary, to keep the artery open.