Expert Care Improves Quality of Life

Cardio7_400x265The expert interventional and vascular team at Skagit Regional Health has the knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat the many unique heart and vascular conditions that challenge men and women today. Whether we’re providing routine heart checkups, cardiovascular tests and procedures or emergency care, we are committed to delivering a personal, high-quality care experience.

Our leading-edge interventional and vascular specialists provide diagnostic, medical and surgical services for those with vascular diseases or any condition that affects the circulatory system. Some vascular conditions may be resolved with diet, exercise and medication. If surgery is necessary, our interventional and vascular surgeons are trained in the latest procedures and treatments. Managing vascular disease improves a patient’s quality of life and helps to prevent critical limb ischemia, amputations or even death. If left untreated, vascular disease can become life-threatening.

What is an Angiogram?

Our specially-trained cardiologists diagnose and treat vascular and heart disease by performing coronary angiograms and using angioplasty and stenting to correct coronary blockages. An angiogram is a diagnostic procedure that uses X-rays and dye to show the blood vessels and evaluate them for obstructions. A long flexible catheter is inserted through the bloodstream to deliver dye, also called a contrast agent, into the arteries – making them visible on the X-ray. If there are obstructions, our specialist will perform coronary angioplasty. This procedure opens a coronary artery without surgery and allows the doctor to insert a stent, a tiny wire mesh, to keep the artery open.

Vascular Conditions We Treat

Our specialized team provides comprehensive management of common and complex vascular diseases, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Arterial disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Arm artery disease
  • Blood clots
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Claudication
  • Clinical thrombosis and thrombophilia
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fistulas
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Leg pain
  • Lymphatic disorders
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Peripheral aneurysm
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Renal artery conditions
  • Small vessel ischemia
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Visceral artery aneurysm

Multidisciplinary Approach Leads to Improved Outcomes

Our multifaceted interventional and vascular team is comprised of board-certified and fellowship-trained diagnostic and interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists who work in cooperation with the following specialists:

  • Vascular surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • General surgeons
  • Internal medicine doctors
  • Family practitioners
  • Patient education specialists
  • Physician assistants (PAs)
  • Radiologists
  • Vascular-trained registered nurses

Make a Referral to Interventional and Vascular Services

If you or a loved one are experiencing vascular issues or symptoms, our team of interventional and vascular specialists can help. We work with primary care physicians and accept referrals. Please contact us at 360-336-9757 or contact one of our team members at Skagit Regional Health Heart and Vascular Institute.