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Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
The vascular system is the network of blood vessels, arteries and veins that carry oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body. Experts in our Vascular and Endovascular Program are at the forefront of advanced techniques and technologies to treat a range of vascular diseases. They will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan so you can return to your daily activities.
Any condition that affects your blood’s circulation is considered vascular disease. Slowed, interrupted or decreased blood flow can lead to a host of problems, including:
What are the types of vascular disease?
Some of the many types of vascular disease we treat include:
- Carotid artery disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Mesenteric artery disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Renal artery disease
- Vascular malformations
- Varicose and spider veins
Vascular Health Quiz
- Do you feel pain, tightness, tiredness or weakness in your legs when you walk?
- Do your legs feel better when you stop walking?
- Has a physician ever told you that your have poor circulation in your legs?
- Have you ever been told that you have blockage in your carotid arteries?
- Have you recently experienced TEMPORARY:
- Loss of vision in one eye?
- Slurred speech?
- Difficulty understanding what is being said to you?
- Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg on one side of your body?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- If yes, for how long? ___Years
- Has it been difficult to get your blood pressure under control?
- Are you taking more than two blood pressure medications now?
- Do your legs swell?
- Have you had problems with blood clotting or phlebitis?
- Have you had or do you have an open sore on your legs, feet or toes that doesn’t heal?
- Do you have a family history for enlarged arteries or aneurysms?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions above, you should consider seeing your doctor or a vascular specialist for further evaluation.
Diagnosing a potential heart or vascular condition is the first step to developing a treatment plan. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.
An angiogram is a special X-ray taken as a special dye is injected through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter to detect blockages or aneurysms in blood vessels.
Arterial duplex ultrasound uses Doppler and traditional ultrasound to assess blood flow in the arteries of your arms and legs.
The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.
Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.
Pulse volume recording tests are used to evaluate blood flow through the arteries in your arms or legs.
Our heart and vascular teams work together and with other specialties to develop and implement individualized plans to treat a wide variety of conditions. This could include lifestyle modifications, medication or more advanced treatments.
Vascular disease treatments address conditions that affect the blood vessels, which can cause blood flow to become decreased, interrupted or slowed.