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Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatment

Treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition in which the arteries become blocked by plaque buildup. This reduces the blood and oxygen that are able to flow to the limbs and other parts of the body and can lead to severe complications if left untreated. Proper and timely treatment is crucial for helping patients avoid the later stages of PAD. These later stages can lead to limb amputation, heart attack, or stroke, and at American Endovascular, we provide a variety of treatment methods to help patients start living healthier lives. 

Treatment for peripheral arterial disease depends upon the stage of the condition and each patient’s unique medical situation. If treatment is implemented early enough, the condition can possibly be reversed and the patient can avoid progressing into the later stages of PAD. As PAD does not always present with symptoms, those who are at a higher risk for developing the condition should be proactive with cardiovascular checkups and bring any concerns to their doctor sooner rather than later. Learn more from American Endovascular about the various treatment options for PAD and how we help patients in NJ, NY, and OH.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatment Options

Treatment options for PAD vary depending on the severity and stage of the condition. The ultimate goals of PAD treatment are to manage symptoms (such as leg pain) so patients can live life more comfortably, improve artery health, and decrease the risk of complications down the road. When you visit one of our vascular specialists, they will assess your situation and determine the best treatment option for you.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes can be extremely impactful in the early stages of peripheral arterial disease. Exercise and control of cholesterol can even reverse PAD early in the course of the disease. There are a number of changes you can make in your daily life that can improve your vascular health and reduce your risk of PAD-related complications.

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Quit Smoking

Research shows that continuing to smoke following a diagnosis of PAD increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and death from heart disease compared to those who quit smoking after their diagnosis. We understand that quitting smoking is easier said than done, and we encourage you to look into smoking cessation programs in your area.

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Regular Exercise

Walking and other forms of exercise are extremely important to living a healthy life with PAD. Incorporating a regular walking routine can help you increase the distance you are able to walk before experiencing PAD-related leg pain (claudication). Regular exercise has been shown to dramatically improve PAD symptoms.

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Eat a Balanced Diet

Diet changes that can have a positive effect on vascular health include limiting fat and saturated fat intake and avoiding trans fats. You should also make sure that your diet is high in fiber and low in cholesterol and sodium.

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Proper Management of Other Medical Conditions

Part of the treatment of PAD is managing other medical conditions that may be making your PAD symptoms worse. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Proper management of conditions like diabetes can reduce limb-related complications in those with PAD.

Medications

While working with you and assessing your case of PAD, your primary doctor and vascular specialist will let you know if medications may be helpful as part of your treatment plan. There are several different medications that may be prescribed as part of treatment for PAD. Certain medications can also help reduce your risk of developing another cardiovascular disease.

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Statins

Statins are drugs prescribed for high cholesterol that are often taken by patients with PAD. These medications work to lower cholesterol levels and reduce plaque buildup in the arteries. They also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will assess your cholesterol levels and let you know if statins are right for you.

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High Blood Pressure Medication

High blood pressure can worsen symptoms of PAD, as uncontrolled high blood pressure can make the arteries stiff and hard and slow the flow of blood to the limbs. Those with high blood pressure may be prescribed medications to lower their blood pressure.

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Antiplatelet Agents

Antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin or clopidogrel, are taken to improve blood flow and prevent blood clotting. This is important for those with narrowed arteries, as it is already more difficult for blood to flow throughout the body.

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Pain Medication

The medication cilostazol helps patients with PAD find relief from leg pain. It thins the blood and widens the blood vessels so that blood can flow more freely to the limbs. This helps to reduce pain and allows patients to find more enjoyment in exercise and other physical activities.

Minimally Invasive PAD Treatments

At American Endovascular, we are proud to provide our patients with access to a number of innovative, minimally-invasive treatment methods for peripheral arterial disease. When you visit one of our vascular centers in NJ, NY, or OH, we will review your treatment options with you and guide you toward the best next steps.

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Amputation Prevention

At American Endovascular, our vascular specialists use advanced techniques and technologies such as pedal loop intervention to help patients avoid amputation. We are proud to support limb salvage and preservation at our vascular centers.

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Angioplasty

Angioplasty involves the insertion of a low-profile catheter and inflatable balloon into the artery in order to stretch it open. From there, blood and oxygen are able to more easily flow to the body’s muscles and tissues.

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Atherectomy

Atherectomy procedures have evolved over the years, and now include cutting-edge advances such as orbital, rotational, and diamond-coated surface technology. A laser can also be used to remove or modify plaque in a clogged blood vessel. Atherectomy is the chosen treatment method when the artery or blood vessel cannot be treated with stents.

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Stent Placement

A stent is a metallic-based implantable device that can be inserted into an artery to provide a new skeletal framework. This helps to strengthen the walls of the artery and keep it open, allowing blood and oxygen to flow more freely. Some stents can even prevent blood clotting via drug-eluting properties.

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What is the Best Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease?

The best treatment for peripheral arterial disease will depend on what is best suited for each patient, their stage of PAD, and other unique factors. Lifestyle changes and certain medications can be very successful in treating PAD and its symptoms in the early stages, but more advanced minimally invasive treatment may be indicated as the condition worsens. Proper treatment will help you avoid more dangerous complications down the road.
 
When you visit American Endovascular, we will let you know if a minimally invasive procedure is the right next step for you. We are proud to incorporate innovative, minimally invasive-image guided techniques into the care we provide, and we strive to stay ahead of the industry and keep our care as up-to-date as possible. Whether you need an angioplasty procedure, atherectomy, or placement of a stent, our physicians work with the ultimate goal of preventing amputation and helping patients live healthier and more comfortable lives.

What to Expect from Your PAD Treatment

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Less invasive than surgery
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Same-day procedure
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No hospital stay
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Faster recovery time
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Comforting outpatient settings
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PAD Treatment FAQ

When Should I See a Doctor About PAD?

If you have PAD symptoms or fall into a higher risk group, we recommend that you come in for an evaluation. In its latest stage, patients with PAD may experience non-healing wounds which can increase the chance of infection and amputation. However, half of amputations can be preventable with early detection!

What are the Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Treatment for PAD?

There are many benefits of choosing a minimally-invasive procedure to address PAD and its symptoms over more traditional surgical methods (such as bypass surgery). The treatment options we offer at American Endovascular do not require large incisions or stitches and are generally less painful than open surgeries. These procedures also have a lower risk of bleeding and other complications, along with a shorter recovery time.

What Should I Expect After PAD Treatment?

Before your procedure at American Endovascular, our specialists will inform you of exactly what to expect after your procedure. It is not uncommon to experience some pain and swelling after surgery, even when minimally-invasive methods are used. This should subside over time. Blood flow to the limb should improve after your procedure and improve your overall vascular health. Certain procedures have different recovery instructions, and our team will ensure that you have all the information you need for a healthy recovery.

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Our Vascular Centers in NY, NJ & OH

At our American Endovascular Centers in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio, we will work with you to address your symptoms of PAD. Our centers are equipped with the latest minimally-invasive, image-guided technology that offers patients comprehensive outpatient care.

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Brooklyn, NY
71 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
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Queens, NY
28-18 31st St, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11102
West Orange, NJ
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Cincinnati Endovascular Center
Cincinnati, OH
2950 Glendale Milford Rd ste 520, Evendale, OH 45241, USA
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Fishkill, NY
60 Merritt Blvd ste 107, Fishkill, NY 12524, USA
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Harlem, NY
505 East 116th Street suite 400, New York, NY 10029, USA
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Dayton, OH
3075 Governor’s Place Boulevard, Kettering, OH, USA
New York
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Brooklyn, NY
71 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
347-479-1110
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Queens, NY
28-18 31st Street
Queens, NY 11102
718-395-6247
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Fishkill, NY
60 Merritt Boulevard
Fishkill, NY 12524
845-896-1900
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Harlem, NY
505 East 116th Street
Harlem, NY 10029
646-362-3178
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PAD Treatment in New York

American Endovascular has four vascular centers in New York. Our locations are in Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, and Fishkill, treating patients with peripheral arterial disease in the New York City area.

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Brooklyn, NY
71 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
Queens Endovascular Logo
Queens, NY
28-18 31st St, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11102
Fishkill Endovascular Logo
Fishkill, NY
60 Merritt Blvd ste 107, Fishkill, NY 12524, USA
Harlem Endovascular Logo
Harlem, NY
505 East 116th Street suite 400, New York, NY 10029, USA
New Jersey
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West Orange, NJ
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-947-6586
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PAD Treatment in New Jersey

American Endovascular offers peripheral arterial disease treatment in New Jersey. Our vascular center in West Orange offers industry-leading endovascular treatments to help patients with PAD live healthier and happier lives.

West Orange, NJ
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Ohio
Cincinnati Endovascular Center
Cincinnati, OH
2950 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-773-3440
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Dayton, OH
3075 Governor’s Pl Blvd, Suite 120,
Dayton, OH 45241
937-424-2580
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PAD Treatment in Ohio

American Endovascular provides peripheral artery disease in Ohio with the latest minimally invasive technology and techniques available. Our vascular center in Evendale is near Cincinnati, making it convenient for Ohio residents to schedule an appointment in the nearby area.

Cincinnati Endovascular Center
Cincinnati, OH
2950 Glendale Milford Rd ste 520, Evendale, OH 45241, USA
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Dayton, OH
3075 Governor’s Place Boulevard, Kettering, OH, USA

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Dr. Abadir and his staff are wonderful.
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debdefran
21:28 03 May 23
Very professional and informative
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Kieran McDonald
20:58 25 Apr 23
Wonderful staff very kind very thorough no waiting♥️. I’ve never been to a doctors office and treated with so much respect.. I’m looking forward to my next appointment 😇
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16:16 17 Mar 23
The staff could not have been friendlier! I was treated so well and my procedure was a huge success!
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Darcy Sala
14:44 28 Feb 23
Very friendly and hard working people. Excellent doctor and team!!!Thanks for being so helpful and encouraging!
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finda jackson
13:37 03 Feb 23
Great experience very through staff are extremely helpful and friendly no wait time I highly recommend.
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william cardoza
15:05 12 Sep 22
A doctor who listens, smart and personable, I liked him.
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sherry svec
21:38 16 May 22
Went there for the first time didn’t have to fill out paperwork which constantly asked the same question. Nurses were friendly didn’t have to come back a second time to have test done did it rite then, doctor explain everything set up appointment to have procedure done and I’m very confident in the doctor
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GARY DINI
12:23 25 Jan 22
Excellent service. Dr. Abadir and staff were attentive and thoughtful. All communication regarding my visit were clear and concise and they took the time to listen and address all of my questions. Great visit!
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14:50 21 Jan 22
I thank you very much you took good care I feel great I am very happy with you and I will be back .
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Maleta Ford
14:24 02 Sep 21
Super friendly and communicative. Efficient staff in the office. A unique experience for a doctors office. Dr Abadir was concise and effective in his exam and explanations
William Silsdorf
William Silsdorf
19:56 07 Jun 21
I found the staff Extremely cordial and professional. Dr. Abidir took his time and explained what procedures needed to be doneAnd why he recommended them to establish a diagnosis.Dr. Abidir was reassuring and listened to and answered all of my questions.So far I am very pleased with the endo vascularProgram here.Clare Garvey
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20:39 17 May 21
Pleased with staff and doctor is very compassionate
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