A Road Block to Moving Forward
The incidence of diabetes and obesity is rising worldwide. These are leading factors contributing to atherosclerosis (blocked arteries) which can cause heart attack, stroke, and limb loss.
Current treatments to restore blood flow and patient quality of life remain inadequate.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is the buildup of plaque in the leg arteries, leading to limited blood flow and reduced quality of life. If left untreated the disease can progress to Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) which can lead to gangrene and amputation.
HARD CALCIFIED PLAQUE
As plaque hardens, it becomes more difficult to open arteries without causing damage.
Endovascular specialists face challenges due to inadequate treatment options
Acute Procedural Challenges
- Ineffective lumen gain
- Arterial injury
- Elastic recoil
- Repeat interventions
- Higher cost
- Diminished quality of life