Peripheral Vascular Disease

Lower Extremity Percutaneous Interventional Procedures

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by the buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis) in the arteries of the legs. Symptoms of PAD may be mild, in which case patients may need only to make lifestyle changes (smoking cessation, diet modification, increased exercise) and take medication, if needed. Advanced PAD can cause pain, limit the patient's ability to walk and lead to limb loss if circulation is not improved. The goals of treatment to improve blood flow are reduced pain, improved functional ability and quality of life, and prevention of limb amputation.

Lower Extremity Percutaneous Interventional Procedures: Volume and Type


Cleveland Clinic’s team of vascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists performs a high volume of complex open, percutaneous, and hybrid peripheral vascular interventional procedures.

Vascular Surgery Data

In 2019, a total of 674 patients had percutaneous interventional procedures for treatment of PAD.

Lower Extremity Percutaneous Interventional Procedures: Overall In-Hospital Mortality


In the current year, Cleveland Clinic's overall in-hospital mortality rate was 0.45% among patients who had percutaneous interventional procedures as treatment for peripheral artery disease.

Vascular Surgery data.