Comprehensive Vascular Care Brought to You by Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group
The word "vascular" refers to the body's circulatory system - "peripheral vascular" means all the blood vessels outside of the heart. The arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body's organs and extremities and the veins carry blood back to the heart.
Vascular disease is an often silent, chronic condition that affects millions of Americans.
Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group Offers Vascular Health Program
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects 8-12 million Americans, and over half of these individuals have no obvious symptoms. Patients with untreated PAD face a six times higher risk of heart attack and a 40% increased chance of stroke. Learn about minimally invasive treatment.
- An estimated 2.7 million Americans have an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Approximately 15,000 of these patients will die each year from a rupture, making this the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
- Carotid artery disease is a leading cause of stroke. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States and affect more than 750,000 people a year.
- Most people with high blood pressure have primary hypertension with no underlying cause; 10 percent have secondary hypertension. One of those secondary hypertension causes can be attributed to renal artery stenosis.
We can partner with you and your primary care physician in identifying and managing vascular disease.
Our comprehensive vascular program includes:
- High quality vascular laboratory diagnostic tools
- Comprehensive treatment plans
At All Saints, our comprehensive team of vascular physicians include cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, general surgeons, and interventional radiologists. All of whom are supported by exceptional nurses and other clinicians.
If you are experiencing pain, tingling, or numbness in your legs, talk with your physician right away. He or she can refer you to the appropriate specialist for a quick and easy screening that could save your life.