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Peripheral Artery Disease Therapy in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Peripheral Artery Disease Therapy.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Hospital La Catolica

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Dr. Arce Quesada Mauricio

Thoracic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Thoracic oncology surgery

San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at San Javier Marina Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Hospital Velmar

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Galenia Hospital

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.


Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at San Javier Hospital

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About Peripheral Artery Disease Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?

This is a medical condition in which fatty deposits (atheroma) build up in the arteries restricting blood supply to the leg muscles. It is also called peripheral vascular disease. The disease is a likely sign of atherosclerosis which reduces blood flow to the heart and brain as well as the legs.

Who is affected
  • Factors that increase the chances of developing PAD include:
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • People over the age of 50
  • Male gender
  • Obesity
  • Family history of heart disease or stroke
  • High levels of homocysteine

Signs and symptoms
  • Intermittent claudication: pain in leg muscles when walking which resolves with rest
  • Skin ulcers
  • Bluish skin
  • Cold skin
  • Poor nail and hair growth
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Recurring leg pain when exercising
  • Weak or no pulse in your feet
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Shiny skin on your feet and legs

  • Ankle-brachial index: In this test, the blood pressure in the arms and ankles is measured. If the blood pressure readings in the ankles are lower than in the arms, peripheral artery disease is suspected. The test may also be done while exercising usually on a treadmill until the pain in the legs occurs.
  • Blood tests: This test requires a sample of your blood to be drawn. It is used to measure your triglycerides and cholesterol. It is also used to check for diseases such as diabetes.
  • Doppler ultrasound: This test does an ultrasound on the lower limbs. It examines the site and the progression of atherosclerosis.
  • Angiography: This involves inserting a catheter into the femoral artery and selectively guiding it to the artery being examined. A radiodense contrast agent is injected in and an x-ray is taken.
  • Computerized tomography (CT): Modern multislice computerized tomography scanners are used as an alternative to angiography. They provide direct images of the arterial system.
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA): This test uses a computer, radio frequencies, and a large magnet to produce pictures of blood vessels in the body. The MRA produces high-resolution three-dimensional images and is safe to use.

Treatment involves:
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Smoking cessation
  • Diabetes management
  • Hypertension management
  • Management of high cholesterol
  • Regular exercise

  • Your doctor may prescribe medication in some cases to improve symptoms or to treat an underlying disease.
  • Anti-hypertensive are widely used to widen your arteries and reduce the amount of water in your blood. This helps to decrease the blood pressure.
  • Side effects include fatigue, headaches, dizziness and a persistent dry cough but pass after a few days. However, the cough may last longer.

    Your doctor may refer you to a surgeon-vascular or endovascular- if your symptoms do not get better after making lifestyle changes and using medication.
  • Angioplasty: This is as procedure done on solitary lesions in larger arteries
  • Atherectomy: This involves scraping off the plaque from the inside of the vessel wall
  • Vascular bypass: This can be done to bypass a diseased area
  • Amputation: This is the preferred chaise when gangrene sets in
  • Thrombectomy: This is done in cases of embolism or arterial thrombosis

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