Vascular problems may include blockages (such as peripheral artery disease, PAD), clots (such as deep vein thrombosis, DVT), aneurysms and vasculitis.
Vascular medicine doctors also treat connective tissue diseases (such as Raynaud's syndrome) and lymph system problems (such as lymphedema).
Treatments may include medicines, angioplasty, stenting or referral to vascular surgery.
Source: Ido Weinberg, MD, What is vascular medicine? Angiology, Vascular medicine; Society for Vascular Medicine
Reviewed by: Thomas Biggs, MD, Allina Health Cardiovascular Administration
First published: 2/27/2012
Last reviewed: 2/27/2012