Treatments

Mesenteric Artery Disease Treatments

Northwestern Medicine Vascular physicians provide leading-edge therapies for mesenteric artery disease.

Medications

Depending on your condition, you may receive medicine to relieve symptoms or related conditions. Medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicine to reduce or maintain a healthy blood pressure level
  • Statins, or medicine to help reduce or maintain recommended healthy cholesterol levels
  • Thrombolytic medicine to dissolve a blood clot

Open surgery

The goal of surgery is to restore blood flow to the intestine. Depending on the extent and location of the artery blockage, surgery can be done in one of the following ways:
  • Endarterectomy: Removal of plaque from the blocked artery to restore blood flow.
  • Bypass graft: Placement of a bypass graft to reroute blood flow around the arterial blockage or replace an aneurysm.
  • Embolectomy: Removal of a blood clot from an artery to restore blood flow.
  • Removal of intestine: If any of the intestine is no longer viable, it needs to be removed.

Six niche centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These niche programs include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex health care system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, please call 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).

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Referring Physicians
Open communication and cooperation with referring physicians is a critical component of achieving high-quality care and minimizing the challenges that come with treating cardiovascular conditions. For physician-to-physician consultation regarding the best patient care, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).


Six niche centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These niche programs include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex health care system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, please call 847.53.HEART (534.3278).

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
For information regarding cardiovascular clinical trials:


Six niche centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These niche programs include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex health care system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, please call 630.232.0280

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
For information regarding cardiovascular clinical trials: