Peripheral Vascular Care
The Heart Center's staff includes two board-certified cardiologists, Dr. Bernard Erickson and Dr. Daniel Tiede, who specialize in the care and treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease. These physicians perform peripheral interventional procedures as well as diagnostic procedures.
The major cause of peripheral vascular disease is atherosclerosis, a condition caused by the buildup of fat, calcium and other substances under the inner lining of the artery. This build-up, called plaque, narrows the artery and reduces blood flow. A blood clot that forms in an already narrowed artery may block the artery entirely.
Thirty to 50% of peripheral vascular disease patients have significant cardiovascular disease. Peripheral vascular angiography and angioplasty are performed to treat peripheral vascular disease. These procedures are done with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Comprehensive vascular care of the heart, legs, kidneys and carotids is streamlined through Heart Center physicians.