Vascular Medicine

Vascular medicine is the medical specialty that is devoted to the study, prevention, prompt diagnosis, and long-term treatment of diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. These blood vessels provide the nutrients that support good health. 

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Vascular diseases, when silent or if not diagnosed, can lead to serious consequences including pain, discomfort, and loss of independence. Blockages and blood clots in the arteries may lead to painful, limited walking, or rarely, amputation. Clots in arteries or veins, or unrecognized aneurysms, may lead to death.

Our Approach

The M Health Fairview Heart Care vascular medicine program is one of the oldest and most respected in the nation. The program has been recognized for its focus on individual, family, and community health. Vascular medicine specialists focus on preventing disease and preserving health.

Patients are provided an efficient, state-of-the-art non-invasive approach to vascular disease detection. Patients are empowered with knowledge that they can use throughout a lifetime to sustain vascular health.

All lifestyle, pharmacological, endovascular, and surgical treatments can be provided, in collaboration with primary care and other vascular specialists. Most vascular medicine specialists are also board-certified cardiologists. Thus, your heart and vascular care can be coordinated within one integrated care plan.

Conditions We Treat

Prevention of Vascular and Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk, Heart Attack Prevention, High Blood Pressure, Smoking Cessation with Known Vascular Disease, Stroke Prevention, as well as:

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Aortic Root Replacement

Aortic root replacement is necessary when it is larger than a certain size—between 4.5 and 5.5 centimeters, depending on the patient. The aortic root can be affected by infection, natural laxity of the aortic tissue with enlargement over time, and more.
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Heart Imaging and Diagnostic

Cardiovascular imaging provides noninvasive views of the heart and vessels with minimal risk to patients. Its technologies include echocardiography (ultrasound), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear imaging.
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Open Surgery For Aortic Aneurysms

Open surgical repair is one option to treat aortic aneurysms. An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of your aorta, the large blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body.
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Surgical Repair For Aortic Dissection

Open surgery is a standard approach to repairing an aortic dissection, a tear in the inner layer of your aortic wall somewhere between your chest and your abdomen.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Wound Care
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