Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) affects 10 million people in America—about five percent of all Americans over age 50 and 40 to 50 percent of patients with coronary artery disease. Yet only 1.25 million cases of PVD are diagnosed and treated.
PVD may be the result of a build-up of cholesterol—a fatty plaque that causes blood vessels to narrow and even become blocked. Commonly affected peripheral areas include the arteries in the legs, arms, kidneys, and neck.
The Vascular Institute, located on the campus of St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 106th and North Meridian, provides specialized services in the diagnosis and treatment of PVD and other issues of veins, arteries and circulation. The Vascular Institute is staffed by physicians of St.Vincent Medical Group, the exclusive provider of cardiovascular services at St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. Our physicians provide a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to repair blocked or damaged blood vessels.
In addition, St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana’s partner in cardiac surgery, St.Vincent Medical Group, has a full staff of vascular specialists and state-of-the-art vascular laboratories at the St.Vincent 86th St. campus and at the Carmel Medical Center adjacent to St.Vincent Carmel Hospital.
Vascular services and treatments are available at St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana for such conditions as:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
- Aneurysm disease (except brain)
- Artery disease (PVD/PAD—peripheral vascular disease/peripheral arterial disease)
- Blood vessel problems (except heart)
- Carotid artery disease
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Disease states requiring medium- to long-term venous access
- End stage renal disease (vascular access)
- Non-healing wounds of the extremities
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Renal artery disease
- Renovascular hypertension
- Sports-related vascular problems
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Vein disease
- Women’s health
- Pelvic congestion
- Uterine fibroids