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    Plano, TX 75093
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Peripheral Angioplasty

Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a condition in which an artery that supplies blood to your legs and feet (less often your arms) becomes partially or completely blocked by plaque. Made up of fats, cholesterol, and calcium, plaque accumulates over time in a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. When this process occurs in arteries that feed your heart, it is called coronary artery disease. In your legs and feet, it is called peripheral artery disease. When enough plaque accumulates inside an artery wall, it can restrict the amount of blood and oxygen that reaches your legs and feet, which can cause discomfort or pain in the legs while you walk. Left untreated, the condition can eventually cause sores on your legs and feet.

At The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, we have significant experience in performing peripheral angioplasty. In peripheral angioplasty, a physician inserts a balloon-tipped catheter through a small nick in your groin and gently steers the catheter to the site of the blockage. Once the catheter is in place, the balloon is then inflated and deflated repeatedly, which flattens the plaque and restores normal blood flow through your artery. Typically an outpatient procedure, angioplasty is an attractive alternative to open surgical bypass because it offers a smaller incision, faster healing times, and a reduced risk of complications.

We are also leading investigators in research trials for new peripheral vascular treatment methods, which has established our hospital as a national authority in peripheral vascular care. Physicians from across the United States travel to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to learn innovative peripheral vascular treatment techniques.

We are dedicated to providing you with quality outcomes and the benefits of what our physicians learn through research and advances in cardiovascular medicine. We demonstrate this commitment through proven processes that include shorter hospital stays, reduced risk of complications, and higher survival rates that are better than national standards.

For a referral to see one of our peripheral vascular specialists, call 1.800.4BAYLOR or use the Physician Finder tool on this website.

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