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Vascular & Endovascular Services
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Vascular disease is a term for a wide range of conditions that affect the blood, arteries, veins and lymph vessels.
Vascular patients at the Minneapolis Heart Institute® benefit from a range of services and experts including those in vascular medicine, surgery, cardiology and radiology. It is the collaboration of these things that allows Minneapolis Heart Institute® to continually offer the most advanced therapies and treatment options.
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation supports research in the area of vascular medicine and surgery. Learn more.
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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when plaque clogs the arteries in your legs, reducing blood flow to your legs and feet. Learn the symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
An estimated 8 to 12 million Americans have some form of vascular disease.
Vascular disease can affect many parts of the body, including the heart, brain, kidneys, arms and legs.
Common vascular diseases include:
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Minneapolis Heart Institute® works with more than 30 hospitals throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin to facilitate fast and accurate treatments for vascular emergencies? Learn more.
Minneapolis Heart Institute offers a full range of treatments for both routine and rare vascular conditions.
Vascular patients at Minneapolis Heart Institute® also benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and physicians who specialize in imaging and diagnostic techniques. These include non-invasive ultrasound testing, CT angiography, MR angiography and conventional angiography.
Our Vascular lab provides diagnostic ultrasound testing for blockage, narrowing and other disorders of the arteries and veins in the neck, arms, legs and abdomen. These narrowed or blocked vessels can be the cause of strokes, leg pain, swelling or ulcers of the legs. The physician uses the information to treat the cause of symptoms and aims to prevent more serious consequences of vascular disorders. These tests are non-invasive and cause little, if any discomfort.
Advanced and surgical treatments
Angioplasty opens a blood vessel by stretching it from the inside, thereby improving blood flow inside it. Stenting includes placing a tiny tube into an artery or blood vessel to hold the structure open. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment can enhance the healing process for wounds and other issues by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood stream.
Timothy M. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FSVM, FACC, chairman, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Nedaa Skeik, MD, FACP, section head, Vascular Medicine
Vascular services are offered at the following clinic locations.*
*Services vary by location.