Vascular disease includes any medical condition that impacts the circulatory system, including diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymph vessels. Narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs and other important parts of the body like the brain and heart. It is often referred to as a silent threat because symptoms vary and may not present themselves at all until a medical crisis. Common vascular conditions we treat include peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.
Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease
- Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after activity, such as walking or climbing stairs
- Leg numbness or weakness
- Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side
- Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal
- A change in the color of your legs
- Hair loss or slower hair growth on your feet and legs
- Slower growth of your toenails
- Shiny skin on your legs
- No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet
- Erectile dysfunction in men
Our patients benefit from the coordination of experts in all fields of vascular care – from diagnosis using the latest technologies to active management of vascular disease to complex surgeries and treatments.
If you have any of the risk factors noted here, talk with your physician about a referral to one of our vascular specialists.
Risk Factors of Vascular Disease
Over the age of 70
Over the age of 50 with a history of diabetes or smoking
Under the age of 50 with a history of diabetes and other risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure or coronary artery disease
Highlights of the Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular program include
- A single location center of excellence devoted to outstanding cardiovascular care.
- A multi-use catheterization lab for cardiac and peripheral vascular work.
- Implantation of pacemakers and other cardiac rhythm devices.
- An enhanced diagnostic care center outfitted with the latest technologies.
Memorial Hospital is partnered with the nationally ranked Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, giving a promise to the people of our region. The Heart Partnership puts state-of-the-art prevention, diagnostic and treatment delivery systems alongside expert physicians to deliver comprehensive care
- Heart catheterization
- Evaluation of blood flow to the upper body , legs and kidneys
- Cardiac, Trans-Esophageal, or Stress Echocardiograms
- Arterial, Venous or Carotid Doppler to assess blood flow
- Venous reflux studies to identify varicose veins and insufficiencies
- Variety of stress tests ranging from regular treadmills to nuclear and ultrasound imaging
- Device clinic to evaluate pacemaker function and battery life
- Implantation of stents in the upper body, legs, or renal arteries of the kidneys to improve blood flow
- Surgical insertion or removal of vascular filters to prevent life-threatening blood clots
- Surgical implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, event recorders, and battery replacements
- Venous ablation (radiofrequency) therapy to treat leg pain, varicose veins, or non-healing open wounds or ulcers
Outpatient Cardiology Procedures
- Cardioversion to restore a heartbeat to a normal rhythm by applied electrical shock
- Trans-Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound imaging of the heart
- TEE with cardioversion
- Tilt Table Testing to evaluate patients with dizziness and fainting spells