Visceral Arterial Disease
Atherosclerosis is the hardening of arteries caused by plaque build-up or fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries. This is a disease that can affect the entire body and is the most common reason for visceral artery disease. Visceral Artery Disease, or Mesenteric Artery Disease, is when the mesenteric arteries become occluded (blocked) and the blood supply is limited to the intestines, spleen, and liver.
Angioplasty and Stenting
IIn this technique, the interventional radiologist inserts a very small balloon attached to a thin catheter into a blood vessel through a small nick in the skin. The catheter is threaded under fluoroscopy “real-time” guidance to the site of the blocked artery. The balloon is inflated to open the artery. Sometimes, a small metal scaffold, called a stent, is inserted to keep the blood vessel open.
Doctor Referral Required