Peripheral Artery Disease – Poor Circulation in Dallas, TX
Arteries are responsible for carrying oxygenated blood away from the heart and into the body. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs whenever blood flow is restricted due to a hardening or narrowing of blood vessels. This results in poor circulation to a number of vital organs in addition to the arms, legs, and feet. Reduced circulation, in turn, can result in tissue or nerve damage, and in more serious cases, can even require amputation.
Peripheral artery disease is actually a very common disorder, with one in three people over the age of 70 showing signs of this disease. As you grow older, the odds of developing PAD increase significantly. It is estimated that around 12 million people in the United States are afflicted with peripheral artery disease.
Complications of Peripheral Artery Disease- Poor Circulation
A number of complications can arise from peripheral artery disease including:
- Foot or leg infections
- Sores or ulcers on lower extremities
- Embolisms, which are blood clots that travel in the bloodstream
Here at Vanguard Vascular & Vein, we offer the Silverhawk™ Plaque excision system as a treatment for PAD. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves the use of a catheter to remove plaque buildup, thereby increasing blood flow and improving circulation.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons in our Garland or Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.
Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us page.