Donate to Center for Vascular Disease Research, Patient Care and Education
Northwestern Medicine’s nationally recognized Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute comprises six niche centers, including the Center for Vascular Disease. Very pervasive in the United States (affecting nearly one out of two people in their lifetime), vascular disease is an abnormal condition of the blood vessels that can occur if a person’s blood flow changes, becomes blocked or stops abruptly. Vascular diseases outside the heart can present in many different forms, including stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
For people diagnosed with vascular disease, the outstanding specialists at Northwestern Medicine’s Center for Vascular Disease are equipped with the latest screening, diagnostic and treatment techniques, and are able to provide comprehensive care of the highest quality to every patient. By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of the Center for Vascular Disease, you will help to ensure that Northwestern Medicine remains in the leading edge of essential research and clinical care in the realm of vascular disease.
Family history plays a significant role in whether or not a person is likely to develop vascular disease. Also, smoking, obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, place an individual at increased risk for vascular disease. At Northwestern Medicine, multidisciplinary teams of highly trained specialists–comprising vascular surgeons, cardiologists and interventional radiologists–are committed to delivering exceptional care that results in the most positive clinical outcome possible for every patient. Your generous support will help to ensure that our physician-scientists continue to make new discoveries and to develop enhanced treatments that will benefit people with vascular disease.
Vascular disease symptoms can be as varied as the specific disease diagnosis. If a person experiences swelling, pain or tenderness in the limbs, pain in the feet or calves, or skin discoloration or thickening of the toenails, it is highly recommended that he or she undergo a full physical examination. While any one of these symptoms will not necessarily result in a diagnosis of vascular disease, the specialists at Northwestern Medicine are skilled at identifying precursors to vascular disease, as well as early-stage symptoms of a specific disease or condition.
The highly skilled teams of physicians are equipped with a host of treatment options that include serial testing, medications, thrombectomies as well as recommendations for lifestyle changes. Northwestern Medicine Center for Vascular Disease is committed to providing educational resources to allow our patients to fully understand the impacts of vascular disease, what to expect during treatments and the value of lifestyle changes.
Center for Vascular Disease Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
With your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of Northwestern Medicine’s Center for Vascular Disease, you will play a crucial role in accelerating progress in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. You will help to improve the health and lives of many people, and you will demonstrate the true power of giving.