On March 30, Dr. Raj Dave’, physician-leader of Cardiovascular Experts, was the first heart and vascular specialist is south central Pennsylvania to treat lower extremity Peripheral Artery Disease using The HighlanderTM Balloon Dilation Catheter. He used this new, cutting-edge device to clear arterial blockages in two patients. Both outpatient procedures were performed in the Surgical Center at Cardiovascular Experts and the patients were discharged a few hours later. They report feeling wonderful – free of leg pain for the first time in years!
The Highlander TM is one of the newest technologies available to treat atherosclerosis below the knee, which is the build-up of fatty material in the arteries there. It’s state-of-the-art fiber-based balloon delivers highly precise diameter and length sizing to clear blockages, even at high pressures. Its strength is unparalleled amongst competing angioplasty products.
The Highlander TM was introduced to the market in February of this year. It’s one of the most advanced tools for effective Peripheral Artery Disease treatment in small vessels. When the technology is wielded by an experienced cardiac interventionalist such as Dr. Dave’, patients can expect great results.
Could you or someone you love have artery blockages in the lower leg? Check out our Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness page to understand symptoms.