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Living a “Hearty” Life after Endovascular Therapy

Living a “Hearty” Life after Endovascular Therapy

Endovascular therapy focuses on treating vascular disease, which affects the body's circulation and is a major cause of heart disease. At Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we specialize in minimally invasive therapy and stent graft treatment for aortic aneurysm and vascular disease. Because of our affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we internationally recognized in the care of vascular diseases and are particularly renowned for complex aortic surgery.

World-class specialties in Panama

At Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we specialize in the following procedures:

  • Aortic stent grafts - A stent-graft is positioned across the aneurysm, with its ends seated into the normal diameter aorta above and below the aneurysm. The stent-graft is delivered via specialized catheters, which are introduced through small surgical incisions in the groin. It is threaded through the abdominal aorta using X-ray guidance.
  • Carotid endarterectomy - Carotid endarterectomy is an operation during which your vascular surgeon removes the inner lining of your carotid artery if it has become thickened or damaged. This procedure eliminates a substance called plaque from your artery and can restore blood flow.
  • Carotid stenting - Carotid artery stenting is a procedure in which your vascular surgeon inserts a slender, metal-mesh tube, called a stent, which expands inside your carotid artery to increase blood flow in areas blocked by plaque.
  • New techniques in dialysis access - Dialysis access is an entranceway into your bloodstream that lies beneath your skin and is easy to use. The access is usually in your arm or leg and allows blood to be removed and returned quickly, efficiently, and safely during dialysis or, less commonly, for other procedures requiring frequent access to your circulation.
  • Non-invasive blood vessel imaging – This involves using ultrasound, CAT scans and various other techniques for viewing blood vessels without using standard surgical techniques.
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization - Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical technique that shrinks fibroids in the uterus without removing them.