At IHS, we treat vascular disease of the extremities, including peripheral artery disease and deep vein thrombosis. A number of minimally invasive procedures are available to treat these conditions and improve blood flow. These include:
During this procedure, the interventional radiologist guides a balloon-tipped catheter into an artery or vein and advances it to where the vessel is narrow or blocked. The balloon is then inflated to open the vessel, deflated and removed. In some cases, a small wire mesh tube (called a stent) may be permanently placed in the newly opened artery or vein to help it remain open.
Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy
Thrombolysis and thrombectomy are interventional radiology procedures to break up and remove or dissolve blood clots. In some cases, an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter may be placed in your vena cava—the vein that carries blood from your legs back to your lungs and heart. The filter will help to break up clots that become dislodged and travel through the veins so that they do not travel to the lungs and cause an embolism.
Preparation instructions will be provided to you before your visit.