Vascular and endovascular services
At Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute®, our team of highly skilled vascular and endovascular experts is committed to your well-being. We offer comprehensive care for many conditions that affect the blood, arteries, veins and lymph vessels.
An estimated 8 to 12 million people in the U.S. have some form of vascular disease. Vascular disease can affect many parts of the body, including the heart, brain, kidneys, abdomen, arms and legs.
Common vascular diseases include:
- Acute and critical limb ischemia
- Aortic aneurysms
- Carotid artery disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Varicose veins
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Did you know: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when plaque clogs the arteries in your legs, reducing blood flow to your legs and feet. Learn the symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
Vascular and endovascular services
At Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute, you have a team of vascular and endovascular experts working with you in the treatment of your vascular condition. Together, we will discuss a treatment plan that's best for you, which may include vascular medicine, cardiology, radiology and surgery.
It is this collaboration of experts that allows us to offer the most advanced therapies and treatment options available.
Conditions we treat
Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute offers a full range of treatments for both routine and rare vascular conditions.
Vascular patients can benefit from advanced diagnostic equipment and physicians who specialize in imaging and diagnostics. This includes non-invasive ultrasound testing, CT angiography, MR angiography and conventional angiography.
Our vascular lab provides diagnostic ultrasound testing for blockage, narrowing and other disorders of the arteries and veins in the neck, arms, legs and abdomen. These narrowed or blocked vessels can cause strokes, leg pain, swelling or ulcers of the legs. The physician uses the information to treat the cause of symptoms and aims to prevent more serious consequences of vascular disorders.
These tests are non-invasive and cause little, if any, discomfort:
- Abdominal aortic ultrasound
- Carotid artery ultrasound
- Peripheral arterial evaluation
- Peripheral venous evaluation
Advanced and surgical treatments
Angioplasty opens a blood vessel by stretching it from the inside to improve blood flow. Stenting includes placing a tiny tube into an artery or blood vessel to hold the structure open. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment can enhance the healing process for wounds and other issues by increasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream.
What to expect during surgery
- Preparing for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Endovascular Repair
- Preparing for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Open Surgery Repair
- Preparing for Carotid Endarterectomy Surgery
- Preparing for Lower Extremity Bypass
- Preparing for Lower Extremity Intervention
- Planning for Fenestrated or Branched Endovascular Aneurysms Repair
- Understanding Radiofrequency Vein Ablation
Advanced Peripheral Arterial Disease (APAD) Center
We offer coordinated care to restore circulation, heal wounds and maintain function of limbs that may otherwise require amputation.
The multidisciplinary teams specialize in:
- Comprehensive CV imaging
- Advanced non-invasive studies
- Minimally invasive interventions to treat arterial disease
- Emergency care for critical limb ischemia
- Wound care clinic
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Access to clinical trials for the latest medical and interventional therapies
APAD services are available at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and United Hospital in St. Paul.