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PA Vascular Institute Uses State-of-the-Art Atherectomy Devices when Treating Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Mon, March 12,2018

Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/12/2018 -- The PA Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that any patient in search of peripheral artery disease treatment in Philadelphia can enjoy state-of-the-art medical equipment and innovative techniques from an elite staff of medical professionals. From diagnosis to treatment and then recovery, the staff at the PA Vascular Institute is there every step of the way making sure the patient is well-informed and comfortable during this stressful time.

One of the most common treatments of PAD is an atherectomy treatment. An atherectomy is a minimally invasive technique that uses a small catheter to cut plaque away from a blocked artery. Attached to the catheter is a unique chamber at its tip that collects the plaque and is fairly effective in eliminating buildup in the artery entirely. Because this procedure is not meant for every individual, the medical specialists at the PA Vascular Institute will first evaluate the patient before moving forward with any type of treatment plan.

The PA Vascular Institute uses three types of state-of-the-art atherectomy devices: orbital, hybrid, and rotational. There are a number of factors that come into play when deciding which device should be used for treatment like the type of lesion being treated, the staff member's experience using that specific device, and a balance of risks against effectiveness. While it only takes a couple of hours to complete an atherectomy fully, PA Vascular Institute recommends patients rest anywhere from 12-24 hours before walking again.

To learn more about PA Vascular Institute's cutting-edge and minimally invasive PAD treatment options in Philadelphia, please visit their website,

About Pennsylvania Vascular Institute
Pennsylvania Vascular Institute strives to bring patients only the best healthcare services in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. With four convenient locations in Philadelphia, King of Prussia, the Lehigh Valley, and Trenton, the PA Vascular Institute treats those suffering from circulatory issues including peripheral arterial disease, fibroid disease, and offers various procedures for spider veins, back pain, and cancer care.

To learn more about Pennsylvania Vascular Institute, or to schedule an appointment, please visit their website

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