Vascular Surgery at MVH
Vascular testing can be performed at the Vascular Labs located at MVH and MVH South campus. Procedures to treat vascular diseases can be done in special procedures, the cath lab, or in the surgery department.
MVH surgery department also opened the Dayton area’s first “Endovascular Suite”. An Endovascular Suite is an operating room that is equipped with specialized x-ray equipment where minimally invasive vascular surgery can be done. All of MVH’s procedure areas are supplied with the high resolution X-ray equipment that can give detailed views of the arteries.
Vascular Conditions Treated at Miami Valley Hospital
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Renal Artery Stenosis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Varicose Veins
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
MVH Vascular Labs
- Ankle-brachial index (ABI) – This test uses blood pressure readings of your arms and legs to find out how well the blood is flowing in your arteries. Patients who are 50-69 who have diabetes or have smoked should have an ABI. And any patient over the age of 70 should have an ABI.
- Arteriogram - You are given medicine to help you relax then x-ray dye is placed in an artery using a catheter (long, soft tube that bends). The x-ray dye is sent through the tube as x-rays (pictures) are taken to show how well the blood is flowing through the arteries.
- CT Arteriogram - X-ray dye is placed into your vein and then a CT scan is taken to see how well the blood flows through the arteries.
- Doppler ultrasound - This ultrasound can show if the blood is flowing freely or if the arteries are becoming narrowed or blocked because of a build up of plaque (fatty or hard deposits, also called hardening of the arteries).
Vascular Treatments at Miami Valley Hospital
Vascular treatments performed at MVH include:
- Angioplasty - A procedure used to open a blocked or narrowed artery in your body and improve blood flow.
- Bypass surgery - Through an incision on your leg, a new path for blood flow around the blocked artery can be made by sewing a tube onto each end of an artery, like a bypass around a closed road.
- Stent - A small tube is sometimes placed inside the artery during an angioplasty to keep the artery open.
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