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Minneapolis Vascular Physicians suggests the following as resources for patients as you continue to learn more about your health and the treatment of vascular disease.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a weakening and enlargement of the aorta. The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to the arteries of the kidneys, abdomen, and legs.
An aorto-bifemoral bypass is a surgery that redirects blood flow around areas of blockage in the arteries in the abdomen to restore blood flow to the legs.
The carotid arteries are located in your neck and bring blood flow to your brain. Typically with age, the carotid arteries can build up with plaque, which is made up mostly of fat and cholesterol.
When a procedure is done inside a blood vessel, it is called an endovascular procedure. MVP diagnoses and treats blockages in arteries and veins using angiography, which is also called an angiogram. Treatments include angioplasty, stents and atherectomy.
A leg bypass is a surgery that redirects blood flow around an area of blockage in one (or multiple) leg arteries by creating an alternative channel for blood flow, thereby “bypassing” the blocked artery, restoring blood flow to the leg and foot.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD is a buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries, which reduces or blocks the flow of blood in your limbs.
TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
TCAR is an alternative to carotid endarterectomy, temporarily reversing the blood flow during a procedure so that any small bits of plaque that may break off during the procedure are diverted away from the brain, preventing a stroke from happening.
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