What's the best way to treat peripheral arterial disease?

New evidence suggests a minimally invasive procedure does the trick

Most patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are better off undergoing interventional radiology than bypass surgery, Australian experts say.

weighing up the odds

That’s because the former is cheaper, less invasive and works just as well.

The hospital-related costs of interventional radiology/endovascular procedures for the treatment of lower limb arterial disease are almost 70% less than bypass surgery, new study results show.

Also, recovery time is much shorter, the researchers say.

Presenting their findings in Perth this week, they report that patients