A peripheral angiogram a test used to find and diagnose problems in the blood vessels of your body. During a peripheral angiogram, a doctor uses a clear liquid called contrast dye and a special x-ray (fluoroscope) to create real-time images of your blood vessels. These images are used to look for blockages and decide on the best treatment for your condition
Peripheral Angioplasty and Stent Placement
Peripheral Angioplasty is one treatment option for addressing Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Peripheral Angioplasty, with or without vascular stenting, is a minimally invasive procedure performed to improve blood flow in the body's arteries and veins. Angioplasty or stent placement are performed by making a small incision through which a catheter (a long, thin plastic tube) is inserted to reach the blocked artery. A tiny balloon is inflated inside the artery to open the clog. A stent (a tiny wire mesh cylinder) may also be implanted at this time to help hold the artery open.