Peripheral Vascular Medicine
Experienced vascular specialists
Vascular medicine focuses on conditions and diseases that affect arteries
and veins, and impair blood flow. Vascular disease can contribute to coronary
artery disease (heart attack) and stroke, two of the leading causes of
death and disability in the U.S. Riverview Regional Medical Center offers
a range of services for prevention and treatment of vascular diseases.
Riverview Regional Medical Center’s vascular medicine team has the
expertise to provide a full spectrum of care, including:
Advanced diagnostic technology – Heart and vascular specialists utilize advanced imaging technology
such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography
(MRA), or a minimally invasive coronary angiogram to evaluate and diagnose
heart and vascular disease.
Risk-factor management – Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and unhealthful habits
such as a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and improper diet can contribute
to vascular disease. Riverview Regional Medical Center offers educational
and preventive-screening services to help promote healthful practices
that contribute to heart and vascular health. A multidisciplinary team
can provide a treatment program to manage risk factors to minimize the
risk of developing or aggravating vascular disease.
Surgical interventions – Minimally invasive catheter-assisted techniques such as angioplasty,
atherectomy and stent placement can be used to remove plaque and reopen
blocked arteries. Vascular specialists use minimally invasive procedures