- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in blood vessel conditions (vascular specialists), blood vessel surgery (vascular and endovascular surgeons), heart conditions (cardiologists) and others have experience treating people who have peripheral artery disease. Each Mayo Clinic location offers a vascular center, staffed by doctors and other specialists trained in vascular diseases.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to evaluate and treat your condition.
- Efficient system. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan, often within a few days.
- Latest diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced imaging tests, including ultrasound, angiogram, computerized tomography angiogram, magnetic resonance angiogram, to accurately diagnose peripheral artery disease.
- Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise treating people who have peripheral artery disease using medications, angioplasty, stenting, endarterectomy and bypass grafting. Mayo Clinic doctors work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
- Research leader. Mayo Clinic doctors study new and potential diagnosis and treatment options for peripheral artery disease and conduct clinical trials.
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