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Vascular Disease Treatment

Providers with Altru Vascular Medicine specialize in the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of vascular diseases of the circulatory system. This involves blood flow to the brain, arms, hands, legs and feet. Altru Vascular Medicine specialists serve patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

For your convenience, Altru also offers a comprehensive wound clinic for patients with nonhealing wounds related to vascular disease.

Vascular Conditions We Treat

Our scope of services includes a full range of noninvasive testing for several types of vascular disease:

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is blockage within the arteries of one’s arms or legs due to atherosclerosis or other diseases that may threaten the limbs.

Eight to 12 million Americans have PAD. However, many people are not even aware that they have the disease. Early detection may prevent leg pain and amputation while also assisting in the identification of those at risk for other vascular diseases, including stroke or heart attack.

Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect blood flow to the brain. This type of disease causes blockages in the arteries and veins to the brain that may increase the risk of ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain and obstructs blood flow. It can also result from of narrowed arteries related to atherosclerosis.

Chronic Venous Disease

This group of disorders causes diseased or abnormal veins. Often, chronic venous disease results in leg swelling and pain.

Some common types of chronic venous disease include:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Phlebitis
  • Ulcers
  • Varicose and spider veins

Types of Examinations

Altru’s specialized examinations include:

  • Arm artery mapping for coronary bypass
  • Arterial and venous tests related to dialysis
  • Follow up studies for vascular grafts
  • Special tests for Raynaud’s disease and thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Vein mapping for peripheral vascular or coronary bypass

Chronic Wound Clinic

Patients with vascular disease often have nonhealing wounds related to poor blood circulation and require care from a specialist. That’s why Altru has a wound clinic available to you with a team of providers you can trust. Altru’s Wound Clinic is dedicated to helping patients achieve the best outcome for treating wounds and ulcers that do not heal in a timely fashion.

Our staff uses the most effective, science-based treatments for a variety of chronic wounds, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Traumatic ulcers
  • Ostomy management

Our providers work with patients and their families to develop individualized chronic wound plans.

Need to speak with a vascular disease specialist? Schedule an appointment through MyChart or call 701.780.5000.


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