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Find the Best Help for Your Heart

Your heart is a vital organ. And vascular surgery is one of the most serious procedures you might face. If you do, you want to know you’re working with leaders in treatment and care.

At the AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute, our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques to promote faster healing and reduce pain and scarring — so you can reduce your time spent in the hospital and move past the uncertainty of vascular disease.

Our dedicated surgical team includes nurses, techs, perfusionists and anesthesiologists who work closely with our cardiovascular surgeons to provide expert care for patients diagnosed with:

  • Aneurysmal disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Stroke
  • Venous diseases
  • Venous thromboembolism

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Surgical Care You Can Trust

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What is Vascular Disease?

Vascular disease refers to a variety of conditions affecting the blood vessels that make up your circulatory system. These vessels are the pathways through which blood and oxygen are pumped to essential organs like the heart, brain, kidneys and lungs, as well as the rest of the body.

Your body relies on an extensive network of blood vessels to function normally. When a problem occurs anywhere along this system, it results in vascular disease symptoms that are painful, disabling and potentially life-threatening.

We’re here to help you get the answers you need, with physicians who focus on finding the right plan of care for the whole you. Learn more about these conditions and treatment options in our free guide.

Vascular Disease Treatment for a Healthier Heart

Peace of mind: it’s what you want when you’re preparing for vascular surgery. That’s why your treatment journey will be guided by one of the best teams in the nation. You don’t have to go far for comprehensive treatment — it’s waiting for you right here.

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    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    We have one of the lowest complication rates in the country for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

    While we can usually repair these types of aneurysms with a stent using a procedure called endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), open-heart surgery is sometimes required to remove the aneurysm and replace it with a graft.

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    Arterial Bypass

    To address certain types of aneurysms where blockages cannot be reopened with a balloon or stent, arterial bypass surgery is used.

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    During an endarterectomy, surgeons clean out an arterial blockage — commonly in the carotid artery (the artery to the brain). The inner layer of the artery that contains the plaque is cleaned out and often repaired with a patch to minimize the risk of the blockage recurring.

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    Endovascular Therapy

    Endovascular therapy describes a group of minimally invasive techniques for treating arteries and veins.

    Arterial blockages are treated via catheterization: a needle is placed into the artery and dye and X-rays identify the blockage. Then a balloon or stent is placed across the area and expanded to remove the blockage.

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    Varicose and Spider Vein Therapy

    The most common procedure for vein problems is ablation, an office procedure in which an IV is inserted into the vein and the vein is “burned out.”

    Other treatment options include injection therapy (sclerotherapy) and phlebectomy in which small incisions are made and the veins are removed directly.  

Helping You Understand the Signs of Vascular Disease

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Risk Factors and Prevention

Everyone is at risk for vascular disorders. With the increase in obesity and Type II diabetes in Americans and as the population ages, vascular problems can happen in anyone at any time, and affect men and women equally.

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What to Do When You Think You’re Having a Heart Attack

If you think you’re having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

About 85% of heart damage happens within the first two hours of a heart attack. Taking the Early Heart Attack Care™ (EHAC®) pledge can prepare you for identifying the subtle danger signs of a heart attack and acting upon them immediately, before heart damage happens.

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A Team with a Record of Success

We’re confident that in our care, you’ll receive the world-class vascular disease treatment you deserve.