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Vascular Medicine at UPMC Hamot

Vascular medicine is a nonsurgical approach to diagnosing and treating diseases of the veins and arteries.

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Hamot can help you manage your disease with:

  • Lifestyle changes.
  • Drugs.
  • Testing and therapies.
  • Other cutting-edge techniques.

Vein Diseases We Treat at UPMC Hamot

  • Aneurysms.
  • Arterial stenoses, such as carotid and peripheral (PAD) artery diseases.
  • Blood clotting disorders.
  • Chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Hardened arteries.
  • Lymphedema and swollen legs.
  • Problems with the blood vessels in the brain.
  • Vasospastic disorders, including Raynaud’s disease and acrocyanosis.

Rare blood vessel conditions we treat include:

  • Blood clots that form in less common sites or during pregnancy.
  • Buerger’s disease.
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Inflamed blood vessel diseases, such as Takayasu’s and giant cell arteritis.

Thrombosis Clinic at UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute

Our clinic provides complete care for people with blood clots.

Blood clots often involve the veins of the legs or lungs. But they can also occur in less common sites.

Our team has expertise in:

  • Diagnosing blood clots.
  • Assessing blood clot risk factors.
  • Studying blood disorders that lead to clots.
  • Preventing complications from various blood clots in the body.
  • Prescribing blood thinners to treat clots.

The Thrombosis Clinic staff works closely with:

  • Emergency medicine doctors.
  • Doctors who care for people in the hospital.
  • PCPs.

More Vascular Medicine Services We Offer

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be one warning sign that you're at risk for a heart attack or stroke.

At UPMC Hamot, we offer PAD screenings that can help detect it in its early stages.

We also offer:

  • Advanced wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Blood thinner drug management.
  • Lab testing and interpretation.
  • Lipids management.
  • Nutrition consults.
  • PAD rehabilitation and walking program.
  • Post thrombotic syndrome prevention.
  • Referrals to vascular surgeons or heart doctors for treatments.
  • Smoking cessation classes and support groups.

Our Vascular Disease Experts