The most common area in the body where arteries become blocked is in the leg. The things that most frequently cause blockages include: smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure. This usually presents as pain in the calves while walking, and is relieved when the patient stops walking (intermittent claudication). If left untreated, blocked leg arteries can, in extreme cases, result in the amputation of the affected limb.
Vein and Artery Clinics offers two highly effective treatments for blockages (claudications): angioplasty and stents. Both procedures help to restore blood flow in the leg artery while strengthening and reinforcing the artery wall. Patients can often leave the hospital the same day of their treatment thanks to the sophisticated and minimally-invasive nature of both procedures.