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What are some treatments for peripheral arterial disease?

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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots of Choices

Usually, initial treatments are conservative, exercise, cessation of smoking, medicines to make the blood flow better and to reduce cholesterol.
More aggressive is to open blockages with balloons or stents. Finally, surgery to bypass around the blockages or directly clean out the blocked artery is sometimes needed.

In brief: Lots of Choices

Usually, initial treatments are conservative, exercise, cessation of smoking, medicines to make the blood flow better and to reduce cholesterol.
More aggressive is to open blockages with balloons or stents. Finally, surgery to bypass around the blockages or directly clean out the blocked artery is sometimes needed.
Dr. Jerry Light
Dr. Jerry Light
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Treatment always starts with risk factor management.
.Smoking cessation, lipid control, BP control, exercise, wt loss. Balloon angioplasty, stenting, athrectomy, direct removal of plaque (endarterectomy) and bypass surgery are all possible treatments depending on symptoms. Vascular surgeons provide all of these and so are uniquely qualified to manage patients with pad in an unbiased manner.

In brief: See below

Treatment always starts with risk factor management.
.Smoking cessation, lipid control, BP control, exercise, wt loss. Balloon angioplasty, stenting, athrectomy, direct removal of plaque (endarterectomy) and bypass surgery are all possible treatments depending on symptoms. Vascular surgeons provide all of these and so are uniquely qualified to manage patients with pad in an unbiased manner.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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