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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

Peripheral  & Carotid Vascular
Disease Treatment Options

Cardiology-Heart Services - St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CTThe treatment for both peripheral and carotid artery disease includes:

  • Healthy lifestyle habits
  • Medications: anti-platelet medications such as aspirin to decrease the risk of blood clots and stroke; statins to reduce cholesterol levels; antihypertensives to lower blood pressure
  • Procedure to improve blood flow
  • If you have been diagnosed with carotid artery disease, in order to keep it from progressing, you should adopt the following lifestyle changes:
  • Stop smoking
  • Control high blood pressure  and  cholesterol levels; diabetes
  • Eat a diet low in saturated and trans-fat, cholesterol and salt, and maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise  at least 30 minutes most days of week
  • Limit alcohol consumption

However, if your symptoms do not improve by following these guidelines and through the medication therapy listed above, St. Vincent’s Regional Heart & Vascular Center offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment for carotid and peripheral vascular obstructions.

Advanced treatment

See carotid artery surgery and PAD advanced procedures for more information on advanced treatment for vascular problems.

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