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Peripheral Artery Disease Therapy in Middle East

Hospitals and medical centers in Middle East performing Peripheral Artery Disease Therapy.

Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Anadolu Medical Center

6 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Sibel Ay MD

Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Ertan Ökmen MD, FESC

Interventional cardiology
Transradial coronary angiography and interventions
Heart failure

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

14 listed cardiologists:

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Muhsin Türkmen

Cardiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Hadassah Hospital

18 listed cardiologists:

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Prof. Oz Shapira

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Avcilar Hospital

3 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Deniz Guzel

Cardiologist

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Liv Hospital

Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

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Dr. Ertan Onursal

Cardiovascular Surgery

Rabin Medical Center

The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.

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Peripheral Artery Disease is treated at Rabin Medical Center

12 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Eyal Porat

Head of Cardiac Surgery Department, Beilinson

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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 Health-Tourism.com. 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

Diagnosis
  • 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

Medication
  • 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.

Revascularization
    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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