Peripheral Intervention

Peripheral Intervention is used to help treat peripheral vascular disease that causes blocked or narrowed arteries in the neck, arms, legs and abdomen. These blocked or narrowed blood vessels can cause strokes, leg pain, kidney problems and high blood pressure. Your doctor will want to take your medical history, give you a physical exam and other tests before deciding which treatment is best for you.

He or she will often recommend an angiogram (special X-ray images). This is a procedure that lets your doctor see how well blood flows in your arteries. Your doctor will make a small puncture site in your groin or arm. He or she will insert a sheath (thin, flexible tube) into a major blood vessel through the puncture site. From this site, special catheters can be advanced to the area of interest and dye can be injected. This process is known as angiography. From these special X-rays, your doctor can plan your treatment.

Before the procedure you will meet with a peripheral vascular specialist to talk about risks and benefits. These specialists are cardiologists who are also trained to treat peripheral vascular disease.

For more information, call (201) 854-5109.

Umesh Katdare, M.D., FACC

Primary Address:
Hudson Heart Group
425 70th St.
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Intervention, Nuclear Cardiology
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