Vascular Treatment & Care

Keep Your Circulation Clear

As important as our heart and brain are, they aren’t the only part of our circulatory system that require attention. Our vascular care team at Des Peres Hospital works to ensure that the arteries and veins across your entire body are healthy. This means preventing and treating blood vessel clogging, high blood pressure, abnormal levels of lipids in the blood and more.

Who’s at Risk?

Certain lifestyle habits and diseases can increase your risk of developing vascular conditions, including:

  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Peripheral Vascular Diseases

Peripheral vascular diseases (PVDs) affect the circulation of blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. If left untreated, a PVD can result in heart attack, brain aneurysm or loss of limb. The medical professionals at Des Peres Hospital are here to help you safeguard against vascular disease.

The most common form of PVD is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It affects about 8.5 million Americans, including 12 to 20 percent of those over age 60, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the many people at risk, only about 25 percent of the population is aware of PAD. It doesn't help that the symptoms don't always raise a red flag. The most apparent symptom of PAD is leg pain; however, up to 40 percent of people with PAD reported not having any leg pain.

Our Procedures

At Des Peres Hospital, our team uses tests such as the ankle-brachial index (ABI) ultrasound as part of a comprehensive vascular disease screening. In the case of a positive screening, our board-certified vascular specialists will provide the appropriate treatment, including lifestyle, medical and surgical options.

Ultrasound procedures:

  • Upper and lower extremity vein mapping
  • Venous duplex
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Carotid
  • Abdominal and pelvic
  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI)

Vascular surgery:

  • Carotid endarterectomy (plaque removal in carotid arteries)
  • Aorto-iliac bypass grafting
  • Ilio-femoral grafting
  • Femoral/popliteal bypass grafting
  • Axillary/ilieo bypass grafting

Additional procedures:

  • Venous laser ablation
  • Sclerotherapy and venous injections

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