Peripheral Vascular Reconstruction



A Peripheral Vascular Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to open blocked arteries caused by plaque buildup.

What is it?

Peripheral Vascular Reconstruction is a relatively mild surgical procedure that opening of blocked arteries due to the buildup of cholesterol, cells, or other substances. The procedure pushes the plaque up against the wall the improve blood flow through the peripheral vascular system.

How to prepare?

The patient should inform the surgeon about any allergies they have or any medications they take. They should also inform the surgeon of any pre-existing medical conditions they have. The surgeon and his medical team will give specific instructions and will explain the procedure in detail prior to surgery.

What happens during the process?

The surgeon will numb the spot on the skin where they will insert a small tube called a catheter into an artery. Once in the blocked artery, a thin wire is inserted into the catheter with an expandable balloon on the end. The balloon is inflated to open the artery and pushes the plaque up against the side of the artery.

Risks and Complications

Possible risks of this procedure:

* Allergic reactions to medication or dye

* Breathing problems

* Bleeding

* Blood clots

* Infection

* Kidney damage

* Restenosis

* Rupture of your artery


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