Educational Videos - Peripheral Vascular Associates
Educational Videos - Peripheral Vascular Associates

Educational Videos

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Watch our educational videos to learn about vascular diseases, their causes, symptoms, and treatments that are available to you.

TCAR Procedure

What is TCAR?

For patients with carotid artery disease who are at risk for traditional open surgery, a less-invasive, clinically proven alternative procedure called TCAR (transcarotid arterial revascularization) is available.

What will I learn in this video about the TCAR procedure?

This video will walk you through the purpose and benefits of the TCAR procedure. You will also learn the process of TCAR and how the Enroute device, developed by Silk Road Medical, is used to reverse blood flow from the brain during the procedure.

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Carotid Artery Disease & Stroke

What is carotid artery disease (CAD)?

Carotid artery disease occurs when plaque builds up inside of the two carotid arteries in your neck. If pieces of the plaque break off into the bloodstream they can block blood flow to the brain, leading to a stroke.

What will I learn in this video about carotid artery disease and stroke?

Our vascular surgeons discuss clot-related strokes and how carotid artery disease is a leading vascular complication that causes stroke. They also share information about the treatments available for CAD and stroke, including the new TCAR procedure as an alternative to the traditional carotid endarterectomy.

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Peripheral Artery Disease & Diabetes Complications

What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease refers to blockages of the arteries in the legs. Plaque buildup in these arteries blocks blood flow and causes leg pain and circulatory problems throughout the lower extremities. For those with diabetes and PAD, leg pain, circulatory problems, and wounds in the feet are troublesome factors because they increase the risk for limb loss or amputation.

What will I learn in this video about PAD?

In this video, we discuss the signs, symptoms, treatments and information about post-operation for treating PAD. Our vascular surgeons want our patients to understand leg pain and leg circulation problems in order to care for and get the best treatment for their case of peripheral artery disease.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

What are abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)?

An aneurysm in the abdomen occurs when the walls of the aorta have weakened and the diameter of the aorta has increased. The size of the AAA matters because the result could lead to a total rupture, complete blockage, or the blood flow cut off to a certain area of the body.

What will I learn in this video about AAAs?

You will learn about abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), what causes them, and how our vascular surgeons treat this condition. Once an AAA has been diagnosed, there are a number of vascular treatments, including open and minimally invasive surgical options and these are discussed extensively so that our patients know what to expect of their treatment and why PVA is the right choice for aneurysm repair.

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