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Vascular Disease

Early treatment saves lives

Heart disease affects more than your heart

 

The same plaque that clogs arteries in the heart can also develop in the legs and feet. This is called peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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Vascular disease is a common problem of blood circulation. The blood vessels become narrowed or clogged by fatty or cholesterol deposits called plaque. This can cause several health issues, including heart attack, stroke, aneurysms or kidney problems. Vascular disease can be caused by other rare conditions too, such as birth defects, clotting disorders and genetic problems that create thick artery walls.

The vascular care team at The University of Kansas Health System includes a variety of specialists. We offer comprehensive vascular services using the latest diagnostic tools and advanced treatments. To schedule an appointment, call 913-588-1227 or toll-free 844-323-1227. Or, request your appointment online.

About vascular disease

The vascular system includes a network of veins and arteries that supply blood throughout the body. When normal circulation through this system of blood vessels is disrupted, serious injury can result. Vascular disease can affect any area of the body, including the limbs, kidneys, heart and brain.

Understanding your risk

Vascular disease affects both men and women and is more likely to occur as you age. Other factors that put you at risk for vascular disease include:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Smoking
  • Obesity and related conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing

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Symptoms and diagnosis
Learn about the warning signs of vascular disease and how it is diagnosed.

Treatment
Discover the latest treatment options available from The University of Kansas Health System.

Why choose The University of Kansas Health System

The vascular team at The University of Kansas Health System includes experts from multiple specialties who work together to provide you with comprehensive care in one location. These physicians are leaders in their field and use the most current treatment options. Your treatment team may include specialists from:

  • Cardiology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Vascular medicine
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery

Newest treatments and technology
Because we are an academic medical center, you benefit from the latest treatments and technology. Your care team will develop a customized treatment plan using a comprehensive range of the latest procedures and diagnostic tests. Our facilities are among the newest and most advanced. They include:

Multidisciplinary medicine
Our highly experienced physicians and surgeons work together to provide the best care possible. In addition to our vascular team, we have specialists in more than 200 fields. Their expertise may prove valuable in your diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.

Minimally invasive surgery
Our physicians are at the forefront of the newest surgical, nonsurgical and minimally invasive techniques for vascular care. These treatments offer shorter hospital stays and fewer risks than traditional surgery. They are often the only option for those who are unable to receive surgery due to age or other health-related conflicts.