PAD Problems? Medicated Stents Can Help (Video)

Studies show medicated stents improve blood flow

Peripheral Artery Disease

A new type of stent provides long-lasting help for some patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Initial trials show that these new medicated and flexible stents help restore adequate blood flow to the legs, and lessen the risk that those treated blood vessels will become narrow again.

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When you don’t get enough blood to your legs, you can have leg pain and trouble walking, as well as other problems.

Today, we use this new generation of stents in the pelvic area and the arteries that lead to the legs. With continued research, medicated flexible stents could be approved for implantation in other areas, including narrowed arteries supplying the kidneys and intestines as well as the upper extremities and the neck.

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