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VASCULAR SERVICES

  
Vascular Center
(located behind the hospital)
1010 Woodland Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: (270) 769-CLOT (2568)

Vascular Screenings

Screenings are private, individualized and personal. Our highly trained vascular technologists and physicians perform the vascular exams using ultrasound. Each test takes approximately 10-15 minutes. The complete package of three tests takes less than an hour.

Vascular screenings are ultrasound tests used to look for disease in persons at risk before symptoms are experienced. The screening for carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are offered at the HMH Vascular Center Monday - Friday.

Note: Screenings are not covered by Medicare or other insurance plans. A physician order is not required. You and your physician will receive a copy of your results.

Call (270) 706-5444 today to schedule an appointment.

Non-Invasive Diagnostic Vascular Lab
This specialized department utilizes current non-invasive Vascular Ultrasound Technology. The Laboratory is operated under the supervision of a Medical Director and is staffed by experienced Registered Vascular Technologists.

Services Available

  • Upper and Lower Extremity Arterial and Venous Testing
  • Extracranial Cerebrovascular Duplex Examination
  • Abdominal Vascular Imaging (Renal Arterial, Aorta, Iliac)

Treatment Options

Minimally Invasive Procedures
Minimally invasive procedures (percutaneous) are performed through a small nick in the skin, using small tubes (catheters) and guide-wires. In general, these procedures require only mild intravenous sedation, rather than general anesthesia, and are performed entirely on an outpatient basis in the interventional radiology suite or the operating room.

Angioplasty and Stenting

  • Angioplasty involves passing a balloon catheter into a narrowed or blocked blood vessel and dilating the area of narrowing.
  • Stenting involves using a catheter to place a fine metallic tube (stent) into the walls of a narrowed or blocked artery in order to open up the passage.

Angioplasty and stenting are performed in various blood vessels:

  • Renal (kidney) arteries for the treatment of certain types of high blood pressure.
  • Arteries in the pelvis and legs for treatment of "claudication" or pain when exercising or walking, and some types of foot sores.
  • Dialysis Grafts
  • Arm Arteries

Atherectomy

Atherectomy involves passing a special catheter (into the system) equipped for plaque removal from the walls of the arteries. Used in conjunction with angioplasty and stenting.

Stent-Grafting (endovascular repair of aneurysms and blockages)
Stent-Grafting involves implanting a reinforced synthetic graft via a catheter into diseased blood vessels to treat aneurysms (abnormal widening of the aorta, iliac and other vessels) and blockages of narrowed arteries.

Thrombolysis

Thrombolysis involves passing a catheter into a clotted blood vessel and infusing special medications to destroy blood clots. It is used to open clotted dialysis grafts and open arteries blocked when blood clots migrate (embolize) to the brain, legs or lungs.

Embolization
Embolization involves the injection of special materials through a catheter to selectively block blood vessels. This technique is used in conjunction with stent grafting.

EVLT
Endovenous Laser Ablation - treatment of venous system for patient with painful varicosities.

To schedule a cardiovascular procedure, please call (270) 706-5444.


Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
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