Treating Peripheral Vascular Disease (Peripheral Artery Disease)
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 peripheral vascular disease. 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 Peripheral Vascular Disease Care?
At Providence, we see the life in you. We are committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch.
More About Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (also called peripheral artery disease) is a circulation disorder most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, which happens when fats and cholesterol build up in an artery wall. Blood vessels then become narrowed or blocked. The result can be that organs and/or limbs may not get enough blood flow to function properly. The feet and legs are most commonly affected.
Testing and Diagnostics
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 use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Abdominal CT scan
- Abdominal vascular ultrasound, arterial and venous
- Ankle brachial index (ABI)
- Blood test
- Carotid ultrasound
- Chest X-ray
- Congenital cardiology assessments
- CT imaging
- CT angiography, coronary CT angiography
- Doppler ultrasound
- Exercise stress test/treadmill stress test
- Intravascular ultrasound
- Peripheral arterial testing
Personalized Treatment for Heart Murmurs
We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your heart condition and your personal needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.
Your care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid stenting
- Endovascular surgery
- Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Peripheral angioplasty or stent
- Prescription medications
- Stent grafting
- Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
Find Heart Care Close to You
When Donny Jones’s lifelong heart condition worsened, his Providence cardiologist reached out to the location where he could get the highly advanced treatment he needed. He was home just a few days later.
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.