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PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE – TREATMENT CHOICES

Dr. Narendranadh Meda, Thursday, October 24, 2019

WHAT IS PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head - most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD).


HOW CAN TREATMENT OF PAD IMPACT YOU LIFE?

Successful treatment of your peripheral artery disease (PAD) can make a significant difference in your life by:

  • Reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Relieving pain and other symptoms that have been preventing you from doing the many things you used to enjoy
  • Saving your legs and feet from serious infection, gangrene and amputation


WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF TREATMENT FOR PAD?

The type of treatment you receive for PAD, as with cardiovascular disease in general, depends on your personal circumstances, the extent of disability and risk, and the nature of the problem.

If you have blockages in your arteries, your physician will assess the severity of your cardiovascular disease and where you best fit among a range of treatment options. This is sometimes referred to as the spectrum of care. The spectrum of care options for cardiovascular disease consist of a combination of treatments including --

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Revascularization, or treatment to re-establish blood flow through a narrowed artery.

Options for revascularization include:

  • Angioplasty and stenting and other interventional procedures
  • Bypass surgery

If you have an interventional cardiologist on your care team, he or she will work in conjunction with other healthcare providers to determine which treatment options are likely to benefit you most. These treatment decisions are based on your team’s education and experience, and on practice guidelines.

Throughout the decision-making process, you, the patient, also a core member of the care team. You can help your care team determine which treatment options make the most sense for you based on your desired quality of life. Participating in your own care starts with something as simple as writing down questions you may have about the procedure and bringing that list to your next appointment. Your interventional cardiologist can work with you to find a truly individualized treatment.


WHY KIMS?

The best heart disease specialist in Hyderabad at KIMS, one of the best heart hospital in Hyderabad, are leaders in the development and use of medical, endovascular and surgical interventions to diagnose, treat and prevent complications of peripheral artery disease.

KIMS brings together a team of clinicians from multiple disciplines to provide care from many perspectives, making us the providers of best heart disease treatment in Hyderabad.

We work together with each patient to coordinate a personalized treatment plan for all heart disease including PAD as well as peripheral vascular disease.

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