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Arterial

Diagnosis and management

Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease — also known as PAOD, PAD, or PVD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Aneurysms are a result of plaque or weakened walls of an artery. They are sac like protrusions that usually have no symptoms. Early diagnosis and medical treatment can help prevent many cases of rupture and dissection. When a aneurysm ruptures, it is often fatal. Thus, people who are at high risk for aneurysms can benefit from early, routine screening. MIMIT physicians can treat aneurysms either minimally invasively or surgically.


Abdominal Aortic aneurysms and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms are a result of plaque or weakened walls of an artery. They are sac like protrusions that usually have no symptoms. Early diagnosis and medical treatment can help prevent many cases of rupture and dissection. When a aneurysm ruptures, it is often fatal. Thus, people who are at high risk for aneurysms can benefit from early, routine screening. MIMIT physicians can treat aneurysms either minimally invasively or surgically.


Renal Angioplasty

Many patients take medication to control high blood pressure. Many times multiple drugs are used. Some patients can benefit from having the arteries that lead to the kidneys angioplastied/stented if there is a significant blockage. By increasing arterial flow into the kidneys, the blood pressure may decrease, as one of the functions of the kidney is to control blood pressure needed for filtration.