Heart and Vascular Hospital
A Treatment Plan Unique to You
At Hackensack University Medical Center, our comprehensive treatment program for people with PVD includes a complete assessment and development of an individualized treatment plan. Your plan is based on individual factors such as age, general health and medical history, your symptoms, extent of the disease and its expected course, your preferences regarding treatment.
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When a fatty substance called plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries of the heart (coronary arteries), the arteries narrow. Blood flow to the heart can slow down or stop, and this can cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, heart attack, or other symptoms. This is known as coronary artery disease.
The goal of restoration of function and mobility is achieved through the use of therapeutic exercise, gait training, and various therapeutic modalities. Specific strengthening exercise and balance activities are used to achieve independence in mobility and ambulation.