Interventional Radiologists use minimally-invasive procedures to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease.
PAD is narrowing of the arteries that reduce blood flow to the legs, which can cause pain when walking or sores on the feet. This narrowing is caused by fatty deposits that build up in the arteries. People at increased risk of PAD are those who are age 50 years or older, smoke, are obese, have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, history of heart disease or stroke, or are African American or Hispanic. Interventional radiologist use minimally-invasive procedures to treated PAD.