Visceral arterial disease procedures
Visceral arteries carry blood to your intestines, spleen and liver. When plaque or fatty deposits narrow or harden these arteries, it is more difficult for blood to flow through them. This is called visceral arterial disease.
Renal artery evaluation & treatment
The renal artery carries blood to the kidneys. Renal artery stenosis is the narrowing of this artery. If blood flow is too restricted, it can lead to high blood pressure or even kidney failure. The vascular surgeons at Novant Health Vascular Specialists use a variety of diagnostic tools to evaluate the renal artery. Depending on what they find, procedures including stents and angioplasty might be helpful in reducing the blockage.
Evaluation of mesenteric arteries
The mesenteric arteries carry blood to the small and large intestine, the colon and the pancreas. Mesenteric ischemia is the condition that arises when these arteries become narrow or blocked. Symptoms include pain after eating and diarrhea. Diagnostic tools including renal angiograms and ultrasound technology help the physicians at Novant Health Vascular Specialists identify blockages in the mesenteric arteries, and determine if procedures like stents or angioplasty would help reduce them.