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Vascular medicine is a nonoperative, medical approach to diagnosing and treating vascular disorders, including diseases of the veins and arteries.
Under the direction of a full-time vascular medicine expert, the vascular medicine program at the UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute provides medical management and treatment of the following conditions:
The UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute Thrombosis Clinic provides comprehensive services to patients with blood clots. Blood clots typically involve the veins of the legs or lungs, or they can occur in more unusual sites.
The Thrombosis Clinic specializes in:
The Thrombosis Clinic staff works closely with primary care providers as well as emergency medicine physicians and hospitalists, who care for hospital inpatients.
Evidence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be one warning sign that you are at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Learn more about a screening program offered at UPMC Hamot that can help detect PAD in its early stages.
The program also provides access to related services including:
G. Jay Bishop, MD, FACP, FSVM, RPVI
Division Chief, Vascular Medicine, UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute
Medical Director, UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute Vascular Lab