Veins and arteries are an important part of the cardiovascular system, transporting blood and oxygen throughout the body and keeping it healthy. Vascular disease, which affects millions of Americans, involves the narrowing of blood vessels caused by plaque buildup, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, amputations and other conditions if left untreated.
Advanced Care for Veins & Arteries
Turn to the experts at Parkland Medical Center for advanced technology to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of vascular conditions, including peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD), stroke, aneurysms, valve disease, coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis.
Our vascular specialists focus on treatments that deliver the best results with the least amount of impact on your body. These minimally invasive procedures, which include inserting thin, flexible devices such as catheters, laparoscopes or endoscopes through tiny incisions, result in less scarring, less pain and faster recovery.
Extensive Vascular Treatment at Parkland
Vascular procedures at Parkland Medical Center include:
- Aneurysmectomy – Replaces the portion of the aorta that contains the aneurysm with a mesh graft; may involve valve repair or replacement
- Angiography, angioplasty and stenting – Uses minimally invasive interventional techniques to assess and open arteries without surgery
- Endarterectomy – Improves blood flow by removing plaque build-up from arteries
- Endovascular embolectomy – Removes an arterial blood clot with a catheter-based instrument
- Fistula, access placement for dialysis – Opens a passageway to receive treatment or creates a connection between veins, arteries or vessels
- Vena cava (IVC) filter therapy – Places or removes a life-saving device to help prevent pulmonary embolism
- Cryotherapy – Employs extreme cold to destroy selected cells
- Thrombolytic therapy – Uses clot-dissolving medications to break up dangerous blockages inside a blood vessel
- Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) studies, including ankle-brachial index (ABI) assessment – Compares blood pressure readings in the ankle to blood pressure readings in the arm as an indicator of peripheral vascular disease
- 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring – Records blood pressure readings as you follow your normal routine
Rehabilitation & Recovery
Support your recovery and regain function during and after treatment by taking advantage of our cardiac rehab program. Our compassionate clinicians, nurses and therapists deliver the expert care you need.