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Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
 from  7785
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 from  565.57

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Cardiology

The Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital Istanbul is an advanced multidisciplinary medical center that began its clinical practice in 2018. It is part of the world famous Memorial Healthcare Group. The hospital was designed in accordance with the very latest standards of modern architecture with the aim of providing top-class m
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
7785

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
13179

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
13212

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Neuroradiology

The HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal is a well-known maximum care hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Germany. The hospital belongs to the Witten-Herdecke University and, with its 1000 beds, is the largest one in the Bergisches Land region. Within the 26 departments of the hospital, the whole spectrum of medica
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
13271

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Oldenburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Oldenburg ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds. The medical facility annually serves 37,000 patients on an inpatient and partially inpatie
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
11618

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
14702

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
19231

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Clinical and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.  There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds. The hospital uses innovative technologies and the latest treatments, as
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
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Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
14014

Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

The Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin is a modern medical facility that offers first-class medical care in the field of emergency care, traumatology, urology, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, nuclear medicine and other focuses. The hospital has 15 specialized departments, medical teams of which guarantee th
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
12620

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
14159

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

9.13636/10
location_onGermany, Wiesbaden

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

DKD HELIOS Clinic is a combination of the highest professionalism of employees and the state-of-art medical equipment, thanks to which it is known and recognized far beyond Germany. The main specialization of the hospital are examinations, detection and inpatient or outpatient treatment of various diseases.
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
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Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as a modern maximum care medical facility, which combines long traditions and progressive achievements of modern medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the University
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
13320

Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine

As the Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Cologne, the Hospital Cologne-Holweide offers a wide range of medical services. With eight specialized departments, the Hospital Cologne-Holweide is an important health care center for patients with various diseases from both Cologne and other regions. The Hospital Holweide
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
12658

University Hospital Jena

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Angioplasty and stenting (up to 2 stents) in atherosclerosis of the upper extremities
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About the disease

Upper extremities atherosclerosis is a disease, characterized by hardening of arm arteries. This can lead to obstructions in the blood circulation, which poses a danger to overall mobility of arms. The main danger of atherosclerosis is the heart attack, which can develop due to continuous problems with proper blood circulation. Atherosclerosis of upper extremities develops gradually and can be latent for several years before manifesting itself. The main symptom is continuous dull pain in the arms and inability to fully move and use arms.

 Most commonly, upper extremities atherosclerosis develops as a result of stenosis of subclavian arteries, located below the clavicle. These arteries are responsible for supplying right and left arms with blood. When these arteries become narrowed, they also harden, thus developing atherosclerosis and supplying insufficient amount of blood to the arms.      

Atherosclerosis can develop as a result of long-term smoking, obesity and extremely high cholesterol levels in the blood, which cause arteries to harden. Certain autoimmune diseases such as insulin can also cause development of upper extremities atherosclerosis. There`s also high risk of developing atherosclerosis in lower extremities in people who didn't get timely diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the arms
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced mobility of the arms
  • Blue fingers
  • Cold skin
  • Weak blood pressure in arms
  • Numbness of fingers

Diagnosis

During a general examination a doctor will check the pulse in the arms. It is usually very weak in people with upper extremities atherosclerosis. A doctor will also determine if a patient has decreased blood pressure in the arms. 

A duplex ultrasound is used to examine the blood flow in the arteries. The subclavian arteries and majorly examined as they are mostly responsible for supplying arms with blood.

Angiogram is also very often used to acquire the image of arteries and determine if any of them are hardened or have extremely high cholesterol levels. 

Treatment

Angioplasty, stenting is a surgical procedure used to widen the hardened and narrowed arteries with a special inflated balloon. After the artery is inflated, a special stent is placed inside to keep it open and prevent it from closing again in future. As there are two subclavian arteries, which can be narrowed or hardened, a stent can be placed in these two arteries and normalize the blood flow to both arms. This is a highly efficient surgery used for treatment of all hardened arteries. 

Thrombectomy is a surgery, used to remove the clots in the artery, which could have accumulated in case of atherosclerosis. It is very important to remove such blood clots as they pose danger to overall blood circulation and can result in heart failure. The procedure is simple and a patient recovers quickly.




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