Peripheral & Carotid Vascular
Disease Treatment Options
The treatment for both peripheral and carotid artery disease includes:
- Healthy lifestyle habits
- Medications: anti-platelet medications such as aspirin to decrease the risk of blood clots and stroke; statins to reduce cholesterol levels; antihypertensives to lower blood pressure
- Procedure to improve blood flow
- If you have been diagnosed with carotid artery disease, in order to keep it from progressing, you should adopt the following lifestyle changes:
- Stop smoking
- Control high blood pressure and cholesterol levels; diabetes
- Eat a diet low in saturated and trans-fat, cholesterol and salt, and maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise at least 30 minutes most days of week
- Limit alcohol consumption
However, if your symptoms do not improve by following these guidelines and through the medication therapy listed above, St. Vincent’s Regional Heart & Vascular Center offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment for carotid and peripheral vascular obstructions.
See carotid artery surgery and PAD advanced procedures for more information on advanced treatment for vascular problems.
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