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Invasive treatment works great for Peripheral Vascular disease

Peripheral Vascular disease also known as PVD is a disorder wherein the blood circulation in blood vessels located exterior to brain or heart gets narrow or blocked. It can also occur in veins or arteries. The disorder results fatigue or pain in your legs mainly during exercise. You may feel reduced pain after taking rest. It can also cause problems in vessels that impart oxygen and blood to the stomach, arms or kidneys too.

Factors that cause PVD

When it comes to PVD, Dr. Ravul Jindal states a set of risk factors as given below

  • Age over 50
  • Suffer from heart disease
  • Suffer from diabetes
  • Disturbed cholesterol levels
  • High BP
  • Not performing physical exercise
  • Smoking
  • Consuming drugs etc

Treatment

The best hospital for vascular surgery will recommend the treatment after looking at the severity of the disorder. Ideally, experienced doctors like Dr. Ravul Jindal would suggest invasive procedure to treat the problem like Percutaneous balloon angioplasty which enlarges the blocked/narrowed artery without carrying out any surgery.
The diagnostic angiogram is performed to identify the blockage and gauge the severity of the condition. In case there are some minor blockages, medicines can also treat the condition. In case the blockage is quite large in the artery then angioplasty is the solution.
The angioplasty is carried out using a catheter which is inserted along with a needle to the artery which is affected. It also carries a small balloon which is attached right at the end. The balloon is slightly inflated to push the plaque aside and broadening the artery to enable proper blood flow.

The entire procedure should be carried out in supervision of trained vascular surgeons that you can get benefited from the treatment.