When you’re a patient at Providence, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We work with you to create a personalized plan to treat your arteriosclerosis. This plan includes everything from diagnosis and treatment to the post-care support you need to feel your best. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.
Why Choose Us for Arteriosclerosis Care?
At Providence, we see the life in you. We are committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch.
More About Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis is often caused by advanced age or fat and cholesterol buildup in the artery wall. It happens because the arteries that carry blood to the heart become stiff and thick. This leads to less blood flow to the heart, which means your heart isn’t getting enough oxygen. For some people, this can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent and treat this type of heart disease.
Your heart care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They also use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Ankle brachial index (ABI)
- Blood test
- Calcium scan
- CT imaging
- CT angiography, coronary CT angiography
- Diagnostic heart catheterization
- Doppler ultrasound
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- Exercise stress test/treadmill stress test
- Nuclear stress test/myocardial perfusion imaging
- Peripheral arterial testing
- Peripheral venous testing
- PET scan
- Pharmacological stress test
- Coronary atherectomy
- Coronary stents
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Prescription medications
Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.