Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) affects blood vessels in the legs and arms. This disease impacts as many people every year as cancer. PVD is the leading cause of amputations in the United States.
The Vascular Lab provides evaluation of the following for inpatients and outpatients:
- Lower extremity arteries for blockage or reduction of blood flow to the legs and feet
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) evaluation of the upper and lower extremities
- Varicose vein evaluation for diagnosis and treatment
- Abdominal aorta evaluation for the presence of aneurysm
- Stroke patients and those at risk for stroke are evaluated by the following tests:
- Carotid artery duplex scan – Evaluates blood flow to the brain and carotid artery narrowing by plaque which increases risk of stroke
- Trans-cranial doppler – Evaluates blood flow throughout the brain
A cardiac event can happen at any time. This is why we are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as at night from 7 to 11 p.m. for urgent cases.