One such expert on staff is Prakash Makam, M.D., interventional cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular research for Community Healthcare System.
At Community Hospital
in Munster, 75 year-old Highland resident Thomas Brosseau was the first patient that Makam
performed the procedure on using the Stealth 360º™ Orbital PAD System.
"The new Stealth 360º is as quick and simple to set up as a balloon or stent to open the arteries," said Makam
The device provides effective treatment for the entire leg, including the smaller, more narrow vessels below the knee that are critical to achieving blood flow to the foot, he
"The new Stealth 360º device is different in that it provides better control while removing plaque because of its design," Makam
"Unlike older models of orbital devices, the Stealth 360º features an electric-powered handle with an on-off switch and speed selection controls at my fingertips.
Without a compressed air tank for operation or separate speed controller that needs to be set up ahead of the procedure, the Stealth 360º significantly reduces time for our patients and staff in the cath lab."
This benefits our patients by reducing their procedure time and ultimately getting them back to their normal activities sooner, Makam
"We are making real advances in the treatment of PAD that will lead to fewer amputations and a better quality of life for so many people," he