The vascular system is the combination of all the veins and arteries outside the heart. Veins carry blood to the heart and through the lungs where it’s oxygenated before returning to the heart. Arteries then carry the oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Vascular disease occurs when blood vessels in the veins and arteries become smaller and hinder this normal flow of blood in the body. Skin, muscles, and organs can all be damaged when they do not receive enough oxygenated blood.
The vascular specialists at St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana treat patients with a variety of vascular conditions, performing minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. The conditions we treat include:
Some of the procedures we use to treat patients with vascular conditions include:
In 1995, our St.Vincent Medical Group vascular team performed the first abdominal aortic aneurysm endograft in Indiana. In 2005, they performed the first thoracic endovascular aneurysm. Today, St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana continues to be a leader in vascular services.