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Saurin Patel

Saurin Patel MD, FACC

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College
  • Internal Medicine residency
    Tufts University, Boston
  • Cardiology fellowship
    Tufts University, Boston
  • Interventional Cardiology fellowship
    Tufts University, Boston
  • Research Fellowship in Vascular medicine
    Tufts University, Boston

 

Satheesh Joseph

Satheesh Joseph MD, FACC

  • Medical School
    Kottayam Medical College
  • Internal Medicine residency
    Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Cardiology fellowship
    Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Interventional Cardiology fellowship
    Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Imaging fellowship in Cardiac CT and MRI
    St. Francis Hospital

In office services

  • Diagnostic Angiogram
  • Angioplasty, atherectomy and/or stenting of blockages for treatment
  • Arterial doppler of carotid, leg, arm, abdominal aorta
  • Venous doppler of leg, arm
  • Venous reflux studies
  • ABI (ankle-brachial index) and PVR (pulse volume recording)

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common, yet serious, condition. It occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and narrows or blocks them. If left untreated it can result in the loss of a limb. PAD is closely with plaque buildup in the arteries to the heart and brain, hence is at 6 fold increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

What are the risk factors?

  • Age older than age 65
  • Age 50-65 with at least one risk factor for atherosclerosis (diabetes mellitus, history of smoking, hyperlipidemia, or hypertension) or family history
  • Age less than 50 with diabetes and one risk factor for atherosclerosis
  • Known atherosclerosis in another vascular bed

 

What are the signs and symptoms?

Leg

  • Leg cramps with activity
  • Foot ulcer
  • Color changes in the skin of the feet-paleness or blueness
  • Poor nail growth or hair growth on toes and legs

Treatment

  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Exercise program
  • Medications
  • In office procedures include angioplasty, atherectomy (laser and “rota rooter”), stent
  • Arterial bypass surgery

 

If you believe you are at risk for PAD, have PAD, call 631-654-3278 to discuss this concern with our specialists, determine if testing is indicated and what you can do.