Vascular medicine refers to the health care that specialized in treating conditions and diseases of the heart and vascular systems. Common disorders of the heart include:
At Richmond Heart & Vascular, our team provides imaging tests such as echocardiagrams, stress tests, electrocardiograms (EKG or ECG) and advanced lipid testing and preventative care for cardiac disease. Because there are a range of testing options available, it is easy to get confused, but our team of experts can help guide you.
For example, the Caratoid Doppler test uses ultrasound to look at the blood flow in the carotid arteries, which are located on each side of the neck and carry blood from the heart to the brain. During the ultrasound, the technician places a handheld instrument called a transducer on the patient’s skin, transmitting sound waves that produce images of the blood vessels on a monitor. This test is done as the first step to look the carotid arteries. Sometimes, arteriography may be needed later. The test is done to diagnose or evaluate:
In early stages of vascular disease, conservative therapies provide good options for disease management. These include aggressive risk factor modification, smoking cessation, antiplatelet therapy and a walking program are essential. Compression stockings can also provide some relief of symptoms. These stockings apply steady pressure to help move the blood back to your heart. The steady pressure also lessens swelling in your lower legs and reduces the risk of getting a blood clot.
Richmond Heart and Vascular in Richmond, Virgina provides comprehensive cardiovascular disease management. For instance, we have a team of experienced and caring board-certified cardiologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, cardiovascular technologists and medical assistants. As a result, we are committed to providing high quality cardiac care in Richmond, VA. Thus, our practice is here to support you at every step of your heart and vascular health journey.
8243 Meadowbridge Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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