MUNSTER – Cardiology patients at Community Hospital now have access to the new Stealth 360 degree devise in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
Over the past two years, new treatment options for PAD have come online at Community Health system.
“The new Steal 360 degree is as quick and simple to set up as a balloon or stent to open the arteries,” said Prakash Makam, interventional cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular research for Community.
“The device provides effective treatment for the entire leg, including the smaller, more narrow vessels below the knee that are critical to achieving blood flow to the foot.”
More than 17 million people suffer from PAD in the United States, which occurs when plaque building in the peripheral arteries blocks blood flow.