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Peripheral Arterial Disease

by | Jan 11, 2023

With our patient-centered approach, advanced technologies, and personalized care plans, the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic will work closely with you to improve blood flow, relieve symptoms, and enhance your overall vascular health. Dr. Manish Taneja offers comprehensive support and effective PAD treatment options to improve mobility and well-being.

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What is the Significance of PAD?

PAD is usually part of a generalized disease process affecting blood vessels in the entire body . If you have PAD, there is high likelihood that you may have disease in blood vessels supplying heart and brain. Patients with PAD (blocked leg artery) are also at significant potential risk of heart attack and stroke.

Who is at Risk?

Patients with known heart disease and stroke are at high risk of getting peripheral vascular disease as the underlying disease pathology is similar.

One of the groups of patients at particular risk in our local population is patients with diabetes. Other risk factors include smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and patients with renal failure.

How Do You Diagnose PAD?

In the early stages, one of the screening tests is a simple non-invasive test called Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) measurement. This involves measuring blood pressure in the arm and leg simultaneously

With advanced disease, other non-invasive tests like ultrasound, CT or MRI scan are used for disease assessment.

How Do You Treat PAD?

One of the first things done in patients with PAD is to control their risk factors well with proper medical management such as controlling diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and more.

For significant symptoms, further management options are open surgery or minimally invasive endovascular treatment which is angioplasty and stent placement. Minimally invasive methods of treatment such as angioplasty are now becoming extremely popular, as they are as effective as surgery with shorter recovery times. For a significant number of patients, this can be done as a day procedure with discharge from the hospital on the same day.

What are the Latest Treatment Procedures for PAD?

There are significant recent advances in minimally invasive treatment of PAD. These include drug coated balloons, drug delivery balloons, drug eluting stents, mechanical thrombectomy devices, as well as devices to remove clots.

We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for peripheral arterial disease including aortic aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysm is when a section of the aorta may weaken and begin to bulge like a balloon. The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. This ballooning can enlarge over time as the walls of the aorta become thinner and stretch. This ballooning of the aorta is called an aortic aneurysm.

Managing and Treating Peipheral Arterial Disease

Watch our video guide from our “What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?” blog post to understand the causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and minimally invasive treatment options.

Other Health Conditions

Being one of the few dual trained and certified neurointerventional and peripheral vascular interventionists in practice in Singapore, Dr. Manish Taneja has a special interest in treating brain aneurysms, stroke, and vascular malformations using latest advanced techniques.

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various conditions and treatments. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our vascular specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.