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Vascular Services at St. Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute

St. Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute provides diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for multiple vascular and peripheral vascular diseases. Vascular medicine focuses on problems involving the circulatory system outside of the heart, including the arteries, veins and lymphatic system.

Vascular Conditions Treated

The Heart and Vascular Institute treats a variety of conditions, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis of the aorta
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Dissections
  • Occlusions
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Raynaud's disease, vasculitis, lymphedema, and other less common vascular conditions
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Thoracic outlet obstruction of arterial, venous and neurogenic origin
  • Venous problems such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and chronic venous insufficiency, including varicose veins

Diagnosis Of Vascular Conditions

Conditions can be diagnosed by up-to-date ultrasound CT Angiogram and MRA. The ultrasound is the basis of most diagnosis methods and can include: carotid ultrasound, abdominal aortic ultrasound or a venous and arterial ultrasounds.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

Minimally invasive treatments, such as endovascular stents and thrombolysis are available for both arterial and venous diseases as well as reconstruction surgery. Other treatments include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, including endoluminal grafting
  • Atherectomy (removal of plaque from within an artery)
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Bypass grafting
  • Carotid endarterectomy (removal of plaque in the carotid artery)
  • Carotid stent-supported angioplasty
  • Corrective surgery for thoracic outlet with arterial, venous and neurogenic complications
  • Embolectomy/thrombectomy (removal of a blood clot)
  • Laser recanalization
  • Ligation and stripping of veins
  • Lower extremity bypass
  • Peripheral vascular interventional/surgical procedures
  • Stent implantation
  • Upper extremity surgery
  • Varicose vein stripping¬†

Learn More About Vascular Services At St. Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute

For more information on the Vascular Clinic our our vascular specialists, please call (602) 406-1150.