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Endovascular Center

Endovascular Center

The Endovascular Center at St. Mary’s includes a team of specialists in interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, endocrinology, podiatry,wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

The team works on a case-by-case basis to diagnose, manage and follow patients with a variety of vascular problems. Among the conditions our center provides treatment for are:

  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD): Arteries in the legs become clogged and narrow, slowing circulation and causing pain, cramping or tiredness in the legs while walking or climbing stairs.
  • Renal artery stenosis: A narrowing of the arteries to the kidneys that could cause impaired kidney function and high blood pressure.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA): The large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. The condition can be life threatening if the aneurysm ruptures and, usually, there are no symptoms.
  • A transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke: TIA is caused by temporary disturbance of blood supply to an area of the brain, causing stroke-like symptoms which could progress to a stroke.
  • Angina: Chest pain that happens because the heart muscle is not getting enough blood. It is a symptom of heart disease and plaque buildup in the arteries supplying the heart with blood.

Using a multi-disciplinary team is important because when there's plaque buildup in one area of the body, there is a good chance there are concerns in other areas of the body. Our specialists work together to provide comprehensive care.

We can schedule tests, determine the need for intervention and evaluate outcomes quickly and efficiently. Theses tests usually take only 20-30 minutes and are safe and painless. Our center uses less invasive treatments for many disorders, which can improve recovery time.

One call to the Endovascular Center nurse navigator will start your road to recovery. For more information, call the Endovascular Center
at 816-655-5577.

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