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Vascular Disorders

Vascular disorders affect the body’s intricate system of blood vessels and can range from life-threatening emergencies to chronic, disabling diseases.

For patients who have certain vascular problems, finding the right specialist is literally a matter of life and limb. Experts at the Crozer Healthcan diagnose the problem, help you choose the right treatment option and help you achieve the best possible results.

Common Vascular Disorders

Crozer Health's vascular and endovascular specialists treat the following vascular disorders:

Common Vascular Disorders

Diagnosing Vascular Disorders

In addition to a complete medical history and physical exam, your doctor may use the following tests:

  • Computed Tomography (CT): A CT scan produces multiple images of the arteries and heart muscle and determines if there is any damage or calcium build up.
  • Ultrasound: This test is used to view internal organs as they function (in "real time," like a live TV broadcast), and to assess blood flow through various vessels.

Treating Vascular Disorders

Crozer Health 's vascular and endovascular specialists are skilled at diagnosing the problem and helping you choose the right treatment options that achieve the best possible results.

  • Angioplasty: In this procedure, a small balloon is inflated in the heart. This presses the plaque against the wall of the artery to improve blood flow.
  • Stenting: Following angioplasty, a stent can be inserted to maintain the passageway.
  • Carotid Endarterectomy: For this procedure, your doctor will surgically remove plaque that builds up inside the carotid artery.
  • Surgical Bypass: A surgical bypass routes blood flow around a blockage caused by peripheral arterial disease.
  • Thrombolysis: Also known as thrombolytic therapy, this is a treatment to improve blood flow and dissolve blood clots.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about vascular disorders or request an appointment, please call 1-866-95-PULSE (1-866-957-8573) or request an appointment online.