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Peripheral arterial thrombolysis is an interventional, or non-surgical, cardiology procedure in which medication is delivered to an artery in your leg or arm to dissolve a blood clot and restore blood flow. If a blood clot forms in an artery in the leg or arm, blood flow to the limb can be blocked, resulting in severe pain and death of tissue in the limb.
Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento is a leader in interventional cardiology care. Our cardiologists use the latest digital technology and minimally invasive cardiology tools.
A specially trained doctor called an interventional radiologist performs peripheral arterial thrombolysis. During the procedure:
After the procedure:
Follow any instructions you are given on how to prepare, including: