Our Peripheral Artery Disease Services

Tri-County Vascular Care provides services for patients who might have or do have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that carry blood away from a person’s heart to other parts of the body, like their legs and feet. Common symptoms include cramping, fatigue, aching, pain or discomfort in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. People with PAD have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Left untreated, it can lead to gangrene and amputation.

Services We Provide

Peripheral Arterial Disease Clinical Procedures

Arteriogram

An arteriogram is an x-ray of the patient’s arteries. Contrast is injected into a vessel to observe flow and identify areas of abnormality or blockage. The procedure time can take up to an hour and the recovery time can range from 2-4 hours.

Angioplasty with possible stent placement

An angioplasty is when a balloon is used to dilate a narrowing of a patient’s blood vessel. A stent, an expandable mesh device, may be placed in the vessel to ensure narrowed or blocked arteries remain open. Angioplasty may be performed alone or with stent placement, depending upon the evaluation of the Interventionalist.

Atherectomy

An atherectomy procedure is a minimally invasive endovascular technique to re-establish blood flow by removing plaque from the inner lining of the patient’s artery. This is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes a device at the end of the catheter to cut or shave away atherosclerotic plaque (a deposit of fat and other substances that accumulate in the lining of the artery wall).

Non-invasive diagnostic studies

Non-invasive peripheral studies include two types of testing:
• Ankle Brachial Index (ABI): the ratio of the blood pressure in the upper arm and lower leg.
• Duplex scans: utilizes ultrasound to capture internal images and blood flow of major arteries in arms, legs, and neck.

Provider Referral

To refer a patient for vascular access or PAD services, print and populate this referral form and send it to TCVC.
By fax: 408-225-2248
As a scanned attachment to an email: tuckerj@tricountyvascular.com

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