Vascular Services at Miami Valley Hospital
The term, “vascular,” refers to the system of blood vessels in the body that carry blood to and from the heart. This system includes arteries, veins, and capillaries. Problems in these vessels may lead to serious damage in your heart, kidneys, brain, and legs.
Miami Valley Hospital offers a wide range of testing, treatments, interventions, and surgeries for vascular disorders.
Vascular Testing and Diagnostics
Dayton Area’s First Endovascular Suite for Vascular Surgery
An endovascular suite is an operating room that is equipped with specialized X-ray equipment, where minimally-invasive vascular interventions and surgeries can be done. Miami Valley Hospital opened the Dayton area’s first endovascular suite.
Vascular Interventions and Surgeries
Peripheral vascular procedures are performed to diagnose and treat vascular problems outside the heart and brain. These procedures are performed by specially-trained and experienced cardiologists and surgeons.
Common procedures include:
Robotic Catheterization for Intravascular Procedures
Premier Health expanded its range of robotic technologies with the addition of the new Magellan™ Robotic System. This robotic catheterization system, which is available at Miami Valley Hospital, provides advancement in complex vascular procedures using robotic-assisted navigation.
Miami Valley Hospital was the first hospital in the Dayton area to open an outpatient vascular rehabilitation program. This program uses supervised exercise and education to improve vascular health and help slow the progression of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to arms and legs. Symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking, are noticed once blood flow is reduced to the point of being unable to keep up with demand. PAD is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries, called atherosclerosis. This condition may reduce blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs.
Learn more about Miami Valley Hospital’s vascular rehabilitation program.
Preparing for Vascular Interventions and Surgeries
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cardiology and vascular conditions. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.
Content Updated: March 24, 2015