Leg Angiogram / Angioplasty / Stent

Leg Angiogram is a same day, minimally invasive and office setting procedure, which uses x-ray and ultrasound to visualize blood flow through your leg arteries. The ultrasound probe (IVUS) is very small and inserted under local anesthesia, using a narrow fiber passed upwards inside the artery. If there is narrowing, the plaque will be widened in the blocked artery. A tiny skin incision is made near an artery in your ankle or foot. Your doctor will insert a catheter (thin tube) through the site, then slide the catheter into an artery while viewing a video monitor.

Common indications for Leg Angiogram:

  • Persistent leg pain on walking (Claudication) despite medications and exercise
  • Leg/foot Arterial sores (Ulcers) and gangrene
  • Leg pain at rest due to poor arterial circulation
  • How to prepare for leg Angiogram:
  • Review your medications, especially blood thinners and diabetic medications with your provider at least 1 week before the procedure.
  • Shave groin area of the side which the procedure is being done.
  • Do not eat by the mouth two hours prior to your appointment.
  • A nurse will insert IV line on your arm.

Duration of Leg Angiogram:

Preparation: 20 Р30 Minutes   Procedure: 1 ~ 2 Hours.

Recovery:

30 Minutes.

 

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