Vascular Care

Stroke, Aneurysm, Poor Circulation … Know your risk. Schedule a screening today.
 
Most vascular disease doesn't show symptoms until its most advanced stages. With a simple ultrasound study and exam, the highly skilled team of medical professionals at the Vascular Center at Carroll Hospital can easily identify vascular disease and help prevent its complications — stroke, aneurysm or poor circulation (Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD). That’s why it’s so important for you to get screened.

What is Vascular Disease and Who is At Risk?

Vascular disease occurs when the arteries and veins that circulate blood to and from the heart and lungs become narrowed or blocked, impairing the normal flow of blood. As a result, the body does not get the oxygen or nutrients it needs and damage to the skin, muscles and organs can occur.  You’re at risk for vascular disease if you:

  • Are age 60 or over (particularly men)
  • Have hypertension, diabetes  or high blood pressure
  • Smoke
  • Have a family history of vascular disease
  • Previously had a stroke

We diagnose and care for a wide range of vascular diseases, such as stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD); aortic, renal and thoracic aneurysms (weakening and enlargement of these arteries), carotid artery disease (a precursor to stroke), deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous disease, and varicose veins.

Diagnosis of Vascular Disorders

Carroll Hospital offers a number of the latest diagnostic tools to help your doctor diagnose vascular disease. Many of these tests are performed in our state-of-the-art Vascular Lab. Our experienced, certified technologists use Doppler ultrasound to non-invasively view blood flow to accurately diagnose many vascular diseases.

Sometimes, your doctor may refer you for CT Angiography (CTA). In this procedure, a CT scan takes images of blood flow in affected blood vessels.

Treatment for Vascular Disease

Carroll Hospital provides a wide variety of advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for vascular disease, including:

  • Complex open surgery – such as bypass graphs for blocked arteries, including femoral popliteal bypass and carotid endarterectomy (removing a clot in the carotid arteries)
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures, including ultrasound-guided pseudo-aneurysm repair and endovascular stent graft
  • Treatment of PAD
  • Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection, which stops abnormal bleeding in leg arteries
  • VNUS Closure® and other procedures to treat varicose veins

To be referred to a vascular surgeon, call Care Connect at 410-871-7000. Click to learn more about the vascular surgeries available at Carroll Hospital.

Screenings check for:

  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)