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Treatment of vascular disease includes lifestyle modifications, or making changes to diet and exercise habits.  Your vascular surgeon may also prescribe medication.  In some cases, surgery may be the only option to treat the condition or illness.

Because most peripheral vascular disease is associated with atherosclerosis, medications may be prescribed to reduce the overall risks of atherosclerosis, such as heart attack or stroke. Medications to reduce atherosclerotic risk might include:

  • Cholesterol-lowering medications
  • High blood pressure medications
  • Medication to better control diabetes
  • Medications to prevent blood clots, such as aspirin

Procedures to treat vascular disease

  • Angioplasty
  • Bypass surgery
  • Endartectomy
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Endovenous ablation
  • Open (conventional) aneurysm repair
  • Stent
  • Surgical vein stripping
  • Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Thrombolytic therapy

 Resource:  Washington Hospital Center

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