• Arterial Disease

  • Interventional radiology is advancing diagnosis and treatment of arterial disease at St. Anthony North Health Campus.

    Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart. While the outside wall of an artery is tough, the interior layer is smooth, enhancing blood flow, and the muscular middle layer helps pump blood throughout the body. When illness or injury affects arterial function, interventional radiology can prove extremely valuable in diagnosing and treating the problem. Procedures performed include:

    • Angioplasty and stent placement. Our specialists can evaluate arteries throughout the body to determine the best intervention. Using catheter-delivered balloons and stents (small wire tubes), they can open blocked arteries and keep them open. These procedures are valuable in treatment of
      • Peripheral vascular disease (arterial disease outside the heart and brain)
      • Renal artery stenosis (arterial narrowing affecting kidney function
      • Chronic mesenteric ischemia (arterial problems affecting blood flow to the intestines)
    • Embolization. Interventional radiologists can also close arteries by injecting special materials to create a blockage (embolize) that cuts off blood supply. This can prove life-saving in the case of:
      • Splenic artery aneurysms (bulges in the wall of the artery carrying blood to the pancreas and part of the stomach)
      • Internal iliac artery aneurysms (bulges in the wall of the main artery of the pelvis)
      • Pulmonary arterial venous malformations or AVM (malformations of the lung arteries)
      • Renal angiomyolipomas (a type of benign—not cancerous—kidney tumor)

  • Interventional Radiology

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