Treating Vascular Disease and More

Vascular disease can affect your quality of life and even put your life at risk if it’s not treated properly.

That’s why our vascular specialists focus on providing the right diagnosis and working with you to create a personalized plan to fix the problem before it turns into an emergency.

Additionally, we’ve been nationally recognized for our vascular services:

  • We’ve been named a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • We were awards the American Heart Association “Get With the Guidelines” Gold Plus Achievement Award for Heart Failure and Stroke
  • We offer an IAC-accredited Vascular and Echocardiography Laboratory
  • American Heart Association accredited STEMI Receiving Center
  • Cigna Center of Excellence for General Cardiac Medical
  • Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care accredited Level IV Chest Pain Center

Identifying the Symptoms of Vascular Disease

While symptoms of vascular disease vary, the most common symptom of vascular disease is leg discomfort, especially painful cramping that occurs with exercise and is relieved by rest.

If you experience leg discomfort or any of the following symptoms, call (281) 440-1000 for an appointment with one of our vascular specialists. If it’s an emergency, call 911.

Other symptoms of vascular disease may include:

  • Changes in the skin, including decreased skin temperature, or thin, brittle shiny skin on the legs and feet
  • Diminished pulses in the legs and the feet
  • Dead tissue due to lack of blood flow
  • Hair loss on the legs
  • Impotence
  • Non-healing wounds over pressure points, such as heels or ankles
  • Numbness, weakness, or heaviness in muscles
  • Pain (described as burning or aching) at rest, commonly in the toes and at night while lying flat
  • Paleness when the legs are elevated
  • Reddish-blue discoloration of the extremities
  • Restricted mobility
  • Severe pain
  • Thickened, opaque toenails

Vascular Procedures

If you need vascular surgery, rest assured that our highly trained vascular surgeons will perform your procedure using advanced techniques and technologies.

Because we use highly precise instruments to clear or repair problems in your blood vessels, most treatments are minimally invasive — without major open surgery or general anesthesia — offering the potential for a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery than traditional surgical procedures.

Catheterization Lab

Our cath lab features digital catheterization technology designed to help doctors make better decisions about treating cardiovascular conditions. In the Heart Center’s cath lab, a dedicated cath lab team, which includes a number of specially trained technicians and nurses who assist doctors with a variety of treatment procedures support cardiologists on the medical staff.

Cath lab services include:

  • Permanent pacemaker placement
  • Cardiac catheterization (diagnostic)
    • Angiogram
    • Venogram
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary stenting to help keep an artery open after an angioplasty
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Rotablation and radiofrequency ablation
  • Directional coronary atherectomy (DCA)
  • Cardioversion
  • Internal automatic cardiac defibrillator
  • Percutaneous peripheral angiography and revascularization

Schedule Your Appointment

Get the vascular care you need to stay active and healthy. To schedule an appointment with a vascular specialist, call (281) 440-1000.