Arterial Conditions/Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Aortic interventions (aneurysm, dissection) and EVAR
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can often be treated by a minimally-invasive procedure called endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Using X-ray guidance, the interventional radiologist can repair the aneurysm through the insertion of a stent or graft inside the aorta. If the aneurysm has ruptured (“dissection”), there is also an endovascular repair procedure for those unable or unwilling to have open heart surgery.
A visceral angiogram is an x-ray-based procedure used in both the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to blood vessels within the soft internal organs of the body, specifically in the abdomen. It is used to check the flow of blood to the organs and can also be used to guide the delivery of treatment or to repair bleeding.
How to treat Visceral angiogram
Bronchial artery angiogram and treatment
A bronchial artery angiogram is an x-ray-based procedure to examine the bronchial arteries within your lungs. It can be used to identify the source of hemoptysis (bleeding). During the procedure, embolization may be performed. Embolization involves the placement of tiny sponges or beads to block a blood vessel in order to stop it from bleeding.
Pulmonary artery angiogram and treatment
This procedure is designed to evaluate and potentially treat blood vessels within the lungs. It is performed with a special contrast dye injected into the pulmonary arteries. It can also be used to treat a blood clot, repair bleeding, open a narrowed artery, or deliver medicine as part of cancer treatment.
Arteriovenous malformation embolization
An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins within the body, usually in the brain or spine. Embolization is a minimally invasive technique performed by an interventional radiologist. During the procedure, the doctor guides a catheter into the arteriovenous malformation and injects a special medicine. This shuts off the artery and reduces blood flow through the malformation. While it does not completely eliminate the problem, it is often used as a preliminary procedure prior to surgery or radiotherapy.