Vascular disease can be complex and require a collaborative approach from multiple specialists for the best outcomes. The circulatory system consists of a network of organs and vessels, which feed the rest of the body with nutrients, blood, oxygen and other gases and hormones. The vascular system alone accounts for nearly 100,000 miles of blood vessels, when stretched end-to-end, in adults. Understanding and treating conditions of the veins, arteries and capillaries requires good teamwork.
The Vascular Center at Oklahoma Heart Institute provides patients suffering from a variety of vascular conditions coordinated, timely and compassionate care, so that they may return to the quality of life they previously enjoyed. Through a multidisciplinary, evidence-based and patient-centered approach to vascular disease, patients have medical, endovascular (minimally invasive, catheter-based therapies) and surgical management options available. Patient care is coordinated from the initial consultation and non-invasive testing to treatment.
Diagnosing and Treating Vascular Disease
Testing is available Monday through Friday with scheduling the same or next day. Examinations performed include:
Ankle Brachial Index/Toe-Brachial Index with segmental examinations and exercise studies as necessary
Carotid Artery Duplex Examination
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex Examination
Venous Insufficiency Examination
If the results of the vascular studies require further specialty care, consultative appointments with an Oklahoma Heart Institute vascular specialist are guaranteed within one week (same or next day if urgent).
The conditions treated at the Vascular Center include:
Lower Extremity PAD (Claudication, Critical Limb Ischemia, Acute Limb Ischemia)
Upper Extremity Arterial Disorders (Subclavian & Brachiocephalic Disease)
Carotid Artery Disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Renal Artery Stenosis
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection
A multidisciplinary team of board certified vascular medicine and endovascular medicine specialists/interventional cardiologists and board certified cardiovascular surgeons utilize a state-of-the-art outpatient peripheral vascular interventional laboratory. This allows patients access to minimally invasive procedures and the ability to return home the same or next day.
Together with the patient’s primary care physician, The Vascular Center at Oklahoma Heart Institute works to address all issues related to the patient’s vascular conditions and to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Lifestyle modifications, like smoking cessation, managing high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight help support medication therapies and surgical options.
Please contact (918) 592-0999 for questions or further details.