Periferik Arter Hastalığı
Peripheral arterial disease is one of the most common diseases that patients who come to the cardiovascular surgery outpatient clinic of our hospital complain about.
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Atherosclerosis is a disease that causes stenosis and obstruction in vessels other than the vessels that feed the heart. Plaques form in the vessels feeding the arms, legs, brain and internal organs and this causes congestion. Bacterial growth in the heart vessels can also occasionally cause peripheral artery. These plaques are caused by fat and cholesterol residues, and the residues cause atherosclerosis. It is more common in men than women. Hypertension, smoking, diabetes and sedentary life are among the factors that cause peripheral artery. Patients with a family history of peripheral artery problems, over 65 years of age, high blood pressure, chronic kidney failure and weight problems are diseases in the risk group.
Due to the symptoms and pain it shows, it can be confused with herniated disc or muscle pain from time to time.
What are the Peripheral Artery Symptoms?
Peripheral artery symptoms vary depending on which vessel is blocked. The most common symptom is difficulty walking and climbing stairs due to occlusion in the leg veins, other symptoms such as chills, numbness, color change, bruising, pain and scarring and hair loss can be seen in the legs. Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Diagnosis is made by pulse examination, physical examination, arm and leg blood pressure measurement, and color Doppler ultrasonography or medicated computed tomography methods.
What are Peripheral Artery Treatments?
Medical treatment is started in patients with a diagnosis of peripheral artery. Surgical interventions are required in cases that cannot be corrected with medication. Treatment of peripheral arterial occlusion consists of peripheral angiography, peripheral angioplasty, balloon and stent application, and shaving called atarectomy. Our cardiovascular surgery specialist will plan your treatment and help you by applying appropriate diagnostic methods and, if necessary, by contacting a cardiologist.