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What is vascular disease?

Vascular disease is an abnormal condition of the blood vessels, affecting nearly one out of two people in their lifetime, and can occur if your blood flow changes, becomes blocked or abruptly stops.

Vascular disease typically affects older individuals or those that:

  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Have a history of smoking
  • Are obese
  • Have high cholesterol
  • Have high blood pressure

Early detection of vascular disease is key

Identifying vascular disease in the early stages is key to improving long-term outcomes. The vascular laboratory provides advanced diagnostic tests seven days a week and is staffed by board-certified vascular surgeons and registered vascular technologists. 

Meet the Teams

Meet the Vascular Team
Our goal at the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is to achieve superior results for all of our patients and to help them return to normal activities while improving their overall quality of life.

Vein Centers

Northwestern Medicine Vein Center locations are located at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital, Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

Northwestern Medicine Vein Center Care in Downtown Chicago

The Northwestern Vein Center is the only academic medical center in Chicago where board-certified interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons collaborate to provide you with the highest quality vein care.

Northwestern Medicine Vein Center Care in the Northern Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of vein-related issues at our Lake Forest Hospital location.

Northwestern Medicine Vein Center Care in the Western Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine offers state-of-the-art imaging and technology for patients with vein conditions at our locations in the western suburbs.



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Top 10 in the nation in Cardiology & Heart Surgery (10th)

Looking for a Cardiovascular Second Opinion?

It is important to know your treatment options and to have confidence in your physician. A second opinion can help you make smart treatment decisions.

For the Cardiovascular Professional

Learn more about CME, grand rounds and fellowship opportunities offered through the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.