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Peripheral vascular intervention is the use of various minimally invasive imaging procedures to diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease (PVD). PVD occurs when arteries become narrowed or clogged and inhibit blood flow to an organ or distant part of the body. Interventional procedures to treat PVD utilize small catheters to help widen the arteries. The placement of a stent (small tube) may be recommended to prevent the artery from narrowing again. Using the least invasive procedures available minimizes your risks and makes recovery times faster.
Peripheral vascular interventions are performed for hardening of the arteries, when arteries are obstructed by plaque. They remove the plaque and reestablish blood flow through the artery.