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At the Vascular Health Alliance of the Heart & Vascular Institute, patients have access to a wide variety of endovascular treatments and are typically discharged from the hospital in one or two days. Our team has the expertise to perform more types of endovascular procedures than any other practice in the region.
Our team of endovascular and arterial experts is pioneering minimally invasive treatments and procedures that correct a wide range of disorders—all without the risk of complications associated with invasive surgical procedures. Working with the latest technology, our skilled physicians are developing and delivering breakthrough medicine that is truly improving the quality of life for our vascular patients.
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)
Commonly known as balloon angioplasty, this procedure dilates a narrow artery using an inflatable balloon-tipped catheter.
These stents are inserted into diseased or narrow arteries to slowly release anti-proliferation drugs, preventing future blockage. Used in conjunction with PTA, these stents offer a viable option for continual treatment as the drug is released.
Endovascular Stent Grafts
These specially designed tubes are primarily used for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and are made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a synthetic polymer, supported by the metal mesh of the stent.
This treatment uses a clot-dissolving injection to break up blockage, most commonly connected with ischemic stroke.
This procedure removes plaque from the inner lining of the arteries using a laser, rotational or directional catheter. Balloon angioplasty or stents may follow if needed.
For more information about our program, please call (864) 454-8272.