Interventional Angiography Lab
Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, involves a buildup of "plaque" that decreases the blood vessel's elasticity and can narrow the artery, making it more difficult for blood to flow. While it often develops in the arteries of the heart, it can strike any vessel, such as those feeding the brain, legs, or the kidneys, reducing the flow of vital oxygen-rich blood to these organs.
Vascular procedures are used to open clogged arteries and to maintain the integrity of weakened blood vessels. Our Heart and Vascular Institute, partnering with Vascular Surgery Associates, offers interventional procedures with less risk, stress and recovery time than traditional surgery. In most cases, the individual can be released from the hospital within 24 hours of the procedure with minimal activity restrictions.