University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Offers Leading-Edge Procedures to Diagnose and Treat Vascular Disease
A state-of-the-art vascular lab with digital imaging is adjacent to the cardiac catheterization lab in the Heart Center at UH Parma Medical Center. Our vascular surgeons perform a variety of peripheral vascular procedures for diagnostic and treatment purposes, including:
- Arterial intervention of the upper and lower extremities
- Endografts for aortic aneurysms
- Lower leg interventional procedures, including stenting
- Renal interventions
The new suite utilizes technologies that integrate diagnosis and treatment and allows peripheral vascular specialists to enhance patient care. This results in fewer surgeries, safer procedures, shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and better outcomes for vascular patients.
In addition to vascular cases, the lab is available for cardiac catheterizations and interventions. Our digital equipment allows physicians to view images quickly and more clearly, giving the vascular surgeon a distinct edge over previous capabilities. Images can be reviewed instantly through the hospital’s picture archival communication system (PACS).
Interventional radiologists also use the vascular suite to perform minimally invasive diagnostic, vascular and interventional procedures, including angiograms, radiofrequency ablation and line insertions for intravenous devices. Our digital equipment was selected for both superior resolution of images and safety features that reduce radiation exposure.
Life-Saving Heart Screenings
Although the leading-edge diagnostic procedures at UH Parma Medical Center can detect a variety of heart conditions in their earliest stages, a carefully recorded medical history and physical is the best tool in diagnosing vascular problems. Any of the following concerns may give a physician reason to conduct further diagnostic testing:
- Leg pain with walking
- Pain in toes that wakes you up at night
- Perpetually cold feet
- Pulsitile masses in the abdomen
- Sores that won’t go away