Pictured from left to right are Mark Bulot RN, Denesha Harvey RN and Dr. Satish Gadi.
BATON ROUGE- Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) interventional cardiologist Dr. Satish Gadi is the first in the Capital Region to use the BioMimics 3D Vascular Stent System to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). The procedure took place on February 2 in the Special Procedures Laboratory at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
Manufactured by Veryan, the BioMimics 3D Vascular Stent is a self-expanding, nitinol stent with unique 3D-spiral design that is made to conform to the natural movement of the body. This reduces the risk of future stent fracture, meaning that for patients, this is a great tool to avoid future risks after the stent is placed.
“As the name suggests, this stent mimics the natural twist and turn of the artery in the leg, which enables stent longevity and patency,” said Dr. Gadi. “It’s very unique and is a great tool in fighting PAD and preventing amputations.”
PAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries of the legs, which leads to blockages in the legs or feet. This lack of blood flow to the limbs causes pain, limited mobility, ulcers or even amputation. Specific symptoms of PAD in the legs include: pain or cramping after activity, numbness, coldness, sores or ulcers that won’t heal, discoloration, hair loss, shiny skin or a weak pulse.
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