Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Balloon angioplasty and stenting are the two most common ways to treat blocked arteries without open surgery. Percutaneous (through the skin) transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons come in various sizes, lengths and shapes, depending on the anatomy they're intended to treat. Stents are small, expandable metal mesh tubes that hold arteries open. Both of these minimally invasive Medtronic options can help you get back to your active life.
Whether the treatment is drug-coated balloon angioplasty, plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA), or stenting, the goal of peripheral arterial disease treatment is to restore blood flow in a clogged artery. All of these methods require specialized procedures and devices to accomplish this goal.
Your doctor will choose a drug-coated balloon that best meets your needs. We offer a drug-coated balloon for treatment of vessel blockage in the upper leg, that is distinguished by superior safety and effectiveness as compared to conventional plain old balloon angioplasty.*
*IN.PACT SFA Trial, Data on file with Medtronic, Inc.
Your doctor will choose an angioplasty balloon that best meets your needs. We offer several different angioplasty balloons with differentiating features to address a wide range of anatomical considerations.
Your doctor will choose a stent that best meets your individual needs. We offer both balloon expandable and self-expandable stents.
As with any surgical procedure, endovascular repair has potential benefits and risks. It is important that you understand these potential benefits and risks if you are considering treatment for peripheral arterial disease.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.