Our vascular physicians are uniquely prepared to provide patients with leading-edge care for vascular diseases and related symptoms. Our team utilizes the most advanced technology and equipment to provide diagnosis and treatments for many vascular diseases. Our specialists offer a full range of non-surgical interventional services. In addition, we offer advanced preventive care, patient education, and access to clinical trials.
We work closely with vascular surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, and podiatrists to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care. Michigan Heart physicians are recognized for creating excellent partnerships with referring physicians. We communicate throughout the care of the patient and, after returning the patient to the care of the referring physician, can provide disease management upon request.
Risk Factors for Peripheral Arterial Disease
There are multiple risk factors for PAD Including:
- Age: PAD increases with age and affects approximately 20% of the U.S. population over age 70. PAD is often undiagnosed in the elderly.
- Smoking: Smokers have three times the rate of PAD as non-smokers.
- Diabetes: Various studies indicate 20-50% of diabetics have PAD.
- Coronary Artery Disease: An estimated 40% of patients with CAD also have PAD.
Vascular Medicine Clinic
Available Services Include:
- Evaluation of new patients
- Full range of diagnostic tests
- Advice on therapeutic lifestyle change/risk factor modification
- Lipid management
- Vascular rehabilitation and exercise programs
- Smoking cessation
- Institution of drug therapy
- Assessment of candidacy for non-surgical and surgical treatments
- Follow-up care as needed to ensure achievement of treatment objectives
Non-Invasive Vascular Testing
Our vascular physicians are always available to answer questions about which vascular testing is most appropriate for your patient. Available diagnostic studies include:
- Walking tolerance tests
- Ankle-brachial index
- Arterial Duplex/Doppler
- Upper/lower extremity
- Abdominal aorta
- Venous duplex ultrasound
- DVT assessment
- Venous reflux
- Vein mapping
- CT Angiography
- MR Angiography
All Michigan Heart labs are accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
Invasive Diagnostic Angiography
Our invasive studies are performed in state-of-the-art peripheral catheterization laboratories using the latest technology for peripheral vascular imaging. This includes a flat panel imaging system, digital subtraction angiography, bolus chase and stepping table capability for lower extremity runoffs. We are also able to export studies to CD or film upon request. Available invasive angiographic studies include:
- Carotid and cerebral
- Upper and lower extremity
- Renal and mesenteric
Peripheral Vascular Intervention (including Carotid Stenting)
Michigan Heart Vascular Physicians are experts in treating arterial and venous vascular disease, including, but not limited to, standard angioplasty, subintimal angioplasty, laser angioplasty, cryoplasty, directional atherectomy, and balloon and self-expandable stenting. Available services include:
- Carotid angioplasty and stenting with embolic protection
- Arterial upper extremity intervention
- Renal and mesenteric artery intervention
- Aorto-iliac and infra-inguinal extremity intervention
- Infra-popliteal interventional for limb salvage
- Arterial fibrinolysis and mechanical thrombectomy
- Venous Intervention
- Intravascular foreign body retrieval