The vascular Lab and Vascular Clinic team
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The Vascular Lab provides non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound tests on arteries and veins, which our doctors use to confirm a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment. These tests may also be used to track disease progression over time.
There are generally two kinds of arterial vascular disease: occlusive and aneurysmal. In the occlusive form, blood flow is reduced because of plaque that has formed in the arteries. This causes reduced blood flow to tissues beyond the blockage. In aneurysmal disease, the wall of an artery weakens, which allows it to become larger and rupture is a possibility.
We also consult and manage venous disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and AV malformations.
Watch these videos to find out how we're building a better endograft to improve the treatment for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Each video shows a different treatment option.
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