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Vascular Medicine

The Vascular Medicine program provides care for patients with diseases of blood vessels, including arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders.

Our experienced and nationally acclaimed specialists in vascular medicine work in a multidisciplinary manner with vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other specialists in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center to evaluate and treat vascular diseases, such as:

  • Aortic diseases, including aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection
  • Aneurysms and dissections in other arteries
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Compression syndromes, including thoracic outlet syndrome, May-Thurner syndrome, nutcracker syndrome, and others
  • Connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and others
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Hypercoagulable disorders
  • Lymphedema
  • Mesenteric stenosis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Vasculitis, such as giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis
  • Venous insufficiency

Our program also collaborates with The Preventive Cardiology & Lipid Clinic and others to identify and treat conditions that put you at risk for atherosclerosis, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), diabetes.

Services you can receive from our program

  • Comprehensive vascular evaluation including a complete medical history and physical examination.
  • Longitudinal medical management for your vascular disease including risk factor modification and other evidence based medical therapies.
  • Referral for smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, and exercise rehabilitation.
  • Preoperative cardiovascular risk assessment prior to vascular surgery.
  • Laboratory / imaging studies when appropriate, including noninvasive vascular examination, vascular ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
  • Referral for endovascular intervention or vascular surgery when indicated by your condition.
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