Saint Peter’s Better Health Update

Light Box, Lumivascular Technology

July 22, 20148 min
There’s a new weapon in the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. Peripheral Artery Disease is a common circulatory problem that can affect feet and lower legs and may lead to amputation. This breakthrough, minimally-invasive, lumivascular technology is called Lightbox and Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick is the first and only hospital in Central New Jersey to have it. (It is also available in other limited locations outside Central New Jersey.)With real-time intravascular imaging emanating from light waves at the tip of a catheter, physicians can open artery blockages with enhanced safety and higher success rates.Dr. Ramzan Zakir, cardiologist and director of the Peripheral Vascular Program at Saint Peter’s, calls this a “game-changer” in the treatment of PAD.

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