Vascular Disease: Limb Salvage

Approximately 8.5 million Americans age 40 and older have peripheral arterial disease(1) and venous disease is more common (2). Symptoms range from minor skin changes to tissue loss, infection and the threat of loss of limb and life.
Effective management of vascular disease requires early and holistic treatment based on evidence and expertise. Minimally invasive treatments offered by Interventional Radiologists have replaced many traditional surgeries and offered more patients limb salvage treatments. Focused on limb salvage, LSU IR works in conjunction with wound care, vascular medicine and surgical specialists to restore blood flow, reduce limb swelling, improve skin changes and prevent amputation.

Arterial Disease Treatment

Non-Invasive Ultrasound
CT Angiography
Angiography for Diagnosis
Endovascular Ultrasound for Diagnosis
Advanced Techniques for Endovascular Arterial Disease Treatment (chronic total occlusion recanalization, sharp recanalization, ultrasound-guided recanalization)
Endovascular Atherectomy (including above and below the knee, pedal/foot)
Endovascular Angioplasty
Endovascular Stent Insertion

Venous Disease Treatment

Non-Invasive Functional Ultrasound
CT Venography
Angiography for Diagnosis
Endovascular Ultrasound for Diagnosis
Endovascular Recanalization of Occluded Veins
Endovascular Angioplasty and Stent
May Thurner Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment
Paget Schroder Diagnosis and Treatment

  1. Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, et al. Heart disease and stroke statisticsā€”2019 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019;139(10):e56ā€“528.
  2. Criqui, M. H., Jamosmos, M., Fronek, A., Denenberg, J. O., Langer, R. D., Bergan, J., & Golomb, B. A. (2003). Chronic venous disease in an ethnically diverse population: The san diego population study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 158(5), 448-456. doi:10.1093/aje/kwg166