The use of angioplasty to revascularize and salvage a limb is generally done by a interventional cardiologist and vascular surgeon. The procedure involves using angioplasty equipment in areas of the body where ballooning and stents aren’t generally used because the blood vessels that supply the legs are so small. With the increasing sophistication of angioplasty technology, the balloons are more easily manageable and surgeons can delve further into the extremities with these devices.
The following is a general outline of the limb salvage procedures performed at Deborah Heart and Lung Center:
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