Healthy Living: Quick Relief For P.A.D.
Eight million American adults struggle with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, every year.
It’s a build-up of plaque that blocks the blood flow in the legs, or feet.
As Michelle Dunaway shows us, newly-approved technology is providing quick relief to patients, while lowering the risk of side effects.
The FDA approved the Pantheris in March.
Surgeons use it alone, or in combination with another instrument called the ocelot to open arteries that are 100 percent blocked.