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
Northwestern Medicine Vein Center offers state-of-the-art imaging and laser technology that allows most patients with vein conditions to be treated without surgery. Our vein care team practices in multiple locations close to where you live and work, providing individualized care with the goal of less pain and shorter recovery times.
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Complementary and Supportive Therapy
- Endovenous Laser Vein Ablation
- Medications for Heart and Vascular Disease
- Minimally Invasive Repair of the Aorta - Zenith Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts
- Risk Reduction for Heart and Vascular Disease
- Serial Testing
- Surgical Options for Thoracic Aortic Disease
- Surgical Vein Ligation and Stripping