Diagnosis - Vascular Surgery

Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition that hinders sufficient blood circulation in the limbs, particularly the legs.  This results in a mismatch between the amount of blood that the limbs require and the blood that is delivered.  When peripheral arterial disease affects the legs, it results in pain when walking.  Peripheral arterial disease is often a sign of underlying, extensive arteriosclerosis, a build up of fatty material in the arteries.  In addition to a reduced amount of blood flow to the legs, arteriosclerosis may be reducing blood flow to the heart and brain, which can lead to life-threatening complications.  Changing to a healthier diet, exercising and quitting smoking are three ways to treat peripheral arterial disease in the early stages.  At an advanced stage of peripheral arterial disease, surgery may be required to restore sufficient blood supply to the affected regions of the body. 

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  • HELIOS Park Clinic Leipzig

    HELIOS Park Clinic Leipzig

    With 738 inpatient and day beds/treatment places, 154 rehabilitation places and 30 places for adaptation and assisted living, the Park Hospital, Leipzig is the largest general hospital in the state of Saxony

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