Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Atherosclerosis can develop throughout the blood vessel throughout the body including the leg arteries. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) can cause claudication, which is leg pain with exertion.
Endovascular intervention with atherectomy (cutting and removing the fatty blockage), angioplasty and possible stenting are possible treatment methods. Similar treatment options can be done in the renal (kidney) arteries to treat high blood pressure, carotid arteries to treat carotid artery stenosis.