Our vascular team includes highly skilled interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons who provide care for many vascular conditions, including:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Thoracic aortic aneurysms
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Peripheral venous disease (DVT and varicose veins)
- Vascular access for patients with kidney failure
Vascular Treatments at Catholic Health
Our vascular team provides a variety of treatments for vascular conditions. These may include:
- Recommended lifestyle changes
- Cardiac catheterizations
- Surgery (when needed)
Our interventional cardiologists are experts at opening blocked arteries with minimally invasive procedures, such as:
- Balloon angioplasty. A catheter is used to place a small balloon near the blocked or narrowed area of the coronary artery. When the balloon is inflated, it breaks up and clears the clog.
- Coronary artery stent placement. In many cases, balloon angioplasty is performed with stenting. A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that provides support inside the artery to keep it open.
- Chronic Total Occlusion PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). This procedure treats severe blockages (99% or higher) of coronary arteries.
Advanced Vascular Care for Carotid Artery Disease
The Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure is an innovative treatment to open narrow or clogged arteries.
This advanced stenting is available at Catholic Health to prevent strokes and is safe for high-risk patients. TCAR:
- Is less invasive
- Is more effective
- Reduces the risk of stroke during the procedure