Seven Medical Specialties

At the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, internationally recognized physicians from seven specialties provide patients with the most advanced treatment options available for vascular conditions.FIND A VASCULAR SPECIALIST learn more

Aortic Disease Program

The Aortic Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center offers sophisticated, accurate diagnosis and leading-edge treatments for patients with all types of aortic disease, including abdominal and thoracic.

Brain Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformations Program

The Brain Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformations Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center offers sophisticated diagnosis and innovative treatments for patients with intracranial (brain) aneurysms and rare conditions such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of both the brain and spinal cord.

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Program

The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center provides patients with specialized care for fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a commonly misdiagnosed condition in which the artery is abnormally formed, causing portions to thicken, narrow and even enlarge.

Peripheral Artery Disease Program

The Peripheral Artery Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center provides specialized diagnosis and treatment options as well as ongoing care for patients with peripheral artery disease of the extremities.

Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease Program

The Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center offers innovative diagnostic, medical, surgical and endovascular interventions to treat patients with carotid stenosis or stroke.

Venous Disease Program

Physicians at the Venous Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center use novel endovenous minimally invasive and endovascular surgical interventions, as well as lifestyle modification strategies to diagnose and treat patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins and other venous disorders.

Visceral Vascular Disease Program

The Visceral Vascular Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center offers advanced diagnostic techniques and innovative treatments for patients with mesenteric vascular disease and renal vascular disease.

Aortic Arch Surgery

During aortic arch surgery, physicians use a special graft with branches already sewn in place, cool the body down, and supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain using a process called antegrade cerebral perfusion.

Brain Aneurysm/AVM Support Group

The Brain Aneurysm/AVM Support Group meets regularly and provides both an educational and emotional forum for its members.

Designing an Exercise Program

When you exercise, you'll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood.

Determining Your Body Mass Index

A good indicator of how much fat you carry is the Body Mass Index (BMI). Although it is not a perfect measure, it gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.

Healthy Eating

Many vascular conditions can be improved by changing certain lifestyle factors. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of many factors. If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition, starting with the components of food.

Smoking and Vascular Disease

Smokers not only have increased risk of lung disease, including lung cancer and emphysema, but also have increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and oral cancer.

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Nationally recognized vascular nurses

Discover how evidence-based nursing practices and patient care innovations earn Fireman Vascular Center nurses Magnet designation, the highest honor available for nursing excellence.