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Percutaneous Peripheral Vascular Interventions and

Percutaneous Peripheral Vascular Interventions and - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Heart and Vascular Care (HVC), Procedure Center


The Heart & Vascular Care Procedure Center is committed to offering a full range of percutaneous peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures. In partnership with peripheral vascular surgery, we provide access to surgical procedures using the latest devices and techniques. These programs are conducted jointly with Peripheral Vascular Surgery to offer patients the finest possible individualized therapeutic interventions for their individual needs. 

A rapidly growing peripheral vascular program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic digital subtraction angiography as well as specialized carbon dioxide (CO2) and gadolinium angiography for patients with impaired renal function. 

Interventional procedures include carotid, subclavian, renal, iliac, femoral and popliteal artery angioplasty and stenting. Carotid stenting procedures are performed using bare metal stents and embolization protection devices. 

A unique limb salvage program offers small vessel revascularization of infra inguinal disease, all designed to reduce the need for amputation. The program collaborates closely with vascular surgeons trained in endovascular techniques, and percutaneously deployed stent-grafts are implanted to treat anatomically suitable abdominal aortic aneurysms. 

The Heart & Vascular Procedure Center recently added diagnostic and interventional nephrology procedures to our program. This new program allows for rapid diagnosis and treatment of A-V fistula stenosis and thrombosis, as well as tunneled dialysis catheter placement and thrombectomy procedures.