Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a serious condition in which your arteries become narrowed or blocked, leading to poor blood circulation in your limbs.
The goal of peripheral arterial disease treatment is to avoid amputation, especially if you have critical limb ischemia — the most severe form of PAD, characterized by gangrene, ulcers, and intolerable leg pain.
Diabetes is a serious, long-term condition that develops when you don’t produce the hormone insulin at all, don’t make enough insulin, or your body can’t use the insulin it’s making. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calculates that about 100 million Americans have type 2 diabetes.
If you have type 1 diabetes, you need to take insulin. You might also need insulin or other medications like metformin if you have type 2 diabetes. The most effective way to manage type 2 diabetes is to lead a healthier lifestyle, so making changes is essential.
Critical limb ischemia is a condition that causes inadequate blood flow and oxygen to certain parts of the body. While it’s most common in the limbs, it can occur anywhere, including the heart, intestines, or brain.
A blockage or narrowing of an artery causes most cases of critical limb ischemia. It’s typically the result of advanced peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a serious condition in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood and oxygen to your hands, feet, arms, legs, head, and other organs.
While ischemia is most common in the limbs, especially the legs, it can affect your organs as well.
Peachstate Advanced Cardiac and Endovascular provides office-based minimally invasive endovascular procedures. This ensures you can access the most advanced forms of minimally invasive treatment, but with the additional benefits of convenience, affordability, and individually tailored care.
The procedure is far less stressful for your heart and could be suitable for patients who are too sick or have too high a risk of complications to undergo open surgery.
Vascular imaging technology is a highly effective way of assessing blood flow through your veins and arteries. Vascular imaging uses ultrasound technology, which is one of the safest forms of diagnostic imaging. It doesn’t use any ionizing radiation like X-rays or a CT scan would.
Vascular diseases are those that affect your circulation, which could include conditions as different as varicose veins and stroke.
Vascular disease isn’t a single condition; it’s a term for the numerous diseases that can affect your:
Dr. Odiete uses a variety of advanced diagnostic tools to help him pinpoint the cause of your symptoms.