Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Education for Vascular Disease
Mercy Vascular Center provides comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the circulatory system, including arteries and veins.
Vascular Disease: a Silent Killer
Vascular disease affects millions of people. It is referred to as a “silent killer” because often the first symptom is a catastrophic event like a stroke or hemorrhage.
Common vascular diseases and conditions include:
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Renal artery disease
- Buerger’s disease
- Peripheral venous disease
- Varicose veins
- Venous blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
- Chronic venous insufficiency
Mercy Vascular Center: Your Partner in Care and Prevention of Vascular Disease
Our multidisciplinary team of experienced physicians, technologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals can provide you or your loved one with total vascular care, including diagnostic procedures, medical treatment, surgery and education to help prevent and treat vascular disease.
- Mercy Vascular Diagnostics Laboratory — Non-invasive testing to help accurately identify the presence, location and severity of arterial and venous disease.
- Mercy Radiology — Offering the only installed PET/CT scanner in the area, an open MRI for clausterphobic and/or obese individuals, and a special procedure suite in which many angiography procedures are completed to help detect and grade the severity of vascular disease.
With the advancement of minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty and graft placement many significant vascular diseases can be treated without major surgery. Conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysm and severe arterial disease of the arms or legs can be treated by the introduction of a catheter into the arteries. The surgical site is very small and recovery time is dramatically reduced.
Additional vascular disease treatment and education that Mercy provides:
- Vascular surgery
- Vascular education — Mercy Vascular Center offers community education programs throughout the year. Visit cantonmercy.org/events or call Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 for more information.
- Diabetes education and smoking cessation — Diabetes and smoking significantly increase the risk of developing vascular disease.