Vascular Center

What is the Vascular Center?

Midwest Cardiovascular’s Vascular Center focuses on problems involving the circulatory system outside of the heart, which includes arteries and veins carrying blood from the heart to the tissues thoughout the body and back again.

Vascular disease, also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), is caused by hardening of the arteries from the build up of extra cholesterol, which reduces the flow of blood from the heart to your muscles and organs. Untreated, vascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and lifestyle limitations.

Some examples of vascular diseases (peripheral artery diseases) and the affected areas include:

  • aortoiliac disease (lower half of the body)
  • carotid artery disease (neck arteries that supply oxygen to the brain)
  • deep vein thrombosis (leg vein)
  • lower extremity disease (legs and feet)
  • renal artery disease (kidneys)
  • upper extremity disease (arms, hands, and fingers)

Read more about vascular disease.