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Vascular Disorders

Vascular disorders affect the body’s intricate system of blood vessels and can range from life-threatening emergencies to chronic, disabling diseases.

For patients who have certain vascular problems, finding the right specialist is literally a matter of life and limb. Experts at the Crozer-Keystone Health System can diagnose the problem, help you choose the right treatment option and help you achieve the best possible results.

Common Vascular Disorders

Crozer-Keystone's vascular and endovascular specialists treat the following vascular disorders:

Common Vascular Disorders

Diagnosing Vascular Disorders

In addition to a complete medical history and physical exam, your doctor may use the following tests:

  • Computed Tomography (CT): A CT scan produces multiple images of the arteries and heart muscle and determines if there is any damage or calcium build up.
  • Ultrasound: This test is used to view internal organs as they function (in "real time," like a live TV broadcast), and to assess blood flow through various vessels.

Treating Vascular Disorders

Crozer-Keystone's vascular and endovascular specialists are skilled at diagnosing the problem and helping you choose the right treatment options that achieve the best possible results.

  • Angioplasty: In this procedure, a small balloon is inflated in the heart. This presses the plaque against the wall of the artery to improve blood flow.
  • Stenting: Following angioplasty, a stent can be inserted to maintain the passageway.
  • Carotid Endarterectomy: For this procedure, your doctor will surgically remove plaque that builds up inside the carotid artery.
  • Surgical Bypass: A surgical bypass routes blood flow around a blockage caused by peripheral arterial disease.
  • Thrombolysis: Also known as thrombolytic therapy, this is a treatment to improve blood flow and dissolve blood clots.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about vascular disorders or request an appointment, please call 1-866-95-PULSE (1-866-957-8573) or request an appointment online.