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2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report

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Peripheral vascular program

The Heart and Vascular Institute has greatly expanded its capability and expertise in treating vascular venous and arterial diseases. While peripheral vascular conditions are common, oftentimes patients go undiagnosed, and in some cases, suffer from severe disease leading to severe pain, critical limb ischemia (CLI), or thromboembolism.

Through the development of a comprehensive peripheral vascular care program, the Institute is able to identify and treat most venous and arterial conditions early on and with great success.

Vein Clinic at Lutheran Medical Center

Led by Dr. Martin Fejka, the Vein Clinic at Lutheran Medical Center provides a full spectrum of deep and superficial venous diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with venous and lymphatic disorders.

Adhering to the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) standards and guidelines, the vein clinic goes beyond superficial treatment for benign varicose veins and is able to evaluate and treat deep venous disorders that may require diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions in the hospital, including venous angioplasty and stenting.

With full and holistic phlebology services, the vein clinic accepts referrals for vascular venous evaluation for patients with:

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Peripheral Arterial Program

The Peripheral Arterial Program at the Heart and Vascular Institute clinics in Lafayette and Brighton provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients with early to late progression Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The program was developed by board-certified and fellowship-trained PAD experts, Dr. Wojciech Nowak, Dr. John Frank, and Dr. Mark Chou, all of whom focus on managing symptoms and slowing the progression of PAD in partnership with a patient’s primary care provider.

The PAD program offers a full spectrum of care from education to non-invasive medical treatment, including:

As a result of PAD being better understood and diagnosed, an additional peripheral arterial provider will be added to support the program in the Wheat Ridge and Denver Heart and Vascular Institute clinics in 2022.

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Peripheral arteries

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2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report for SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare.

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