The vascular system in the human body is so complex that if you were to stretch every vein, artery and capillary and line them up end to end they would circle the earth multiple times. Vascular medicine is a cardiological specialty that studies conditions and diseases that affect these vast and complex arteries and veins. From blocked or constricted blood flow and to varicose veins, vascular medicine specialists treat a wide range of conditions.

Vascular disease can manifest itself in coronary artery disease, heart attack, strokes and mini strokes which are among the leading causes of death and disability in the world today. At Fort Worth Heart, vascular experts provide a range of care, which may include:

Cardiac Imagery – Heart and vascular specialists utilize a range of imaging technology, including computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). If these tools aren’t thorough enough in obtaining the view your cardiologist needs, then minimally invasive and pain free angiograms may be conducted to evaluate and diagnose heart and vascular disease.

General Cardiology Preventative Medicine – Diabetes, high blood pressure, drug or alcohol dependence and obesity can put you at an increased risk for heart or vascular disease. Our  best cardiologists in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas will help you manage these health issues, as well as other unhealthy habits, including inactive lifestyle, cigarette and cigar smoking, poor nutrition, and stress levels. Fort Worth Heart offers educational and preventive-screening services to help promote a lifestyle that contributes to heart and vascular health. Our wide array of specialists can provide a treatment program to manage risk factors and reduce your risk of developing or worsening vascular disease.

Surgical interventions – Cardiologists at Fort Worth Heart use minimally invasive catheter-assisted techniques to remove blockages and increase blood flow. These procedures may include angioplasty, atherectomy and stent placement. Learn more.

Commonly Treated Vascular Diseases and Conditions

Vascular specialists with Fort Worth Heart provide care for many conditions:

  • Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Lymphedema
  • Peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Renal artery disease
  • Varicose veins