The Aortic Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center offers sophisticated, accurate diagnosis and leading-edge treatments for patients with all types of aortic disease, including abdominal and thoracic.
The Brain Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformations Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital 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.
The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital 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.
The Peripheral Artery Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center provides specialized diagnosis and treatment options as well as ongoing care for patients with peripheral artery disease of the extremities.
The Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center offers innovative diagnostic, medical, surgical and endovascular interventions to treat patients with carotid stenosis or stroke.
Physicians at the Venous Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital 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.
The Visceral Vascular Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center offers advanced diagnostic techniques and innovative treatments for patients with mesenteric vascular disease and renal vascular disease.
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.
Physicians perform an aortic valve-preserving aneurysm repair to treat aortic root aneurysms and aortic insufficiency.
Physicians perfom an aneurysm repair using an interposition tube graft when the aneurysm involves the ascending thoracic aorta, but the aortic root is not enlarged, and the aortic valve anatomy is normal.
During a composite aortic root replacement, an artificial valve is pre-mounted on an artificial fabric tube graft and used to replace the aorta.
During thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, physicians use a special method to protect the spinal cord during surgery.
The Brain Aneurysm/AVM Support Group meets regularly and provides both an educational and emotional forum for its members.
When you exercise, you'll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood.
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.
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.
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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