What are my treatment options for PAD?
In the past, treatment for PAD has included exercise therapy,
medication, bypass surgery and minimally invasive procedures such as
Today, a new minimally invasive procedure called plaque excision
allows the blockage to be removed altogether. The procedure is
performed using the SilverHawk Plaque Excision System, which cleans out
the artery by removing the plaque.
Plaque excision is normally performed through a tiny puncture site in
the leg or arm. The SilverHawk System uses a tiny rotating blade
to shave away plaque from inside the artery. As it is excised, the
plaque collects in the tip of the device and then is removed from the
For more information about plaque removal or the SilverHawk System,