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Vascular Care

  • About Heart and Vascular Disease

The expert cardiologists at Rutland Heart Center provide care for a wide range of heart and vascular conditions including:

  • Atrial Fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Some people refer to AF as a quivering heart. An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with AF.     

  • Coronary Artery Disease. Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque that collects in the coronary arteries until the blood flow to the heart’s muscle is limited. This is also called ischemia. It may be chronic, caused by a gradual narrowing of the coronary artery and limitation of the blood supply to part of the muscle. Or it can be acute, resulting from a sudden plaque that ruptures.

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart’s function as a pump is inadequate to deliver oxygen rich blood to the body. CHF is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed successfully over a long period of time.

  • Heart Attack. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow can slowly become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that together are called plaque.

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) affects the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. PVD is often characterized by a narrowing of the vessels that carry blood to the leg and arm muscles, and is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque inside the artery wall.

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. It is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque inside the artery wall.

  • Varicose Veins.Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They are most common in the legs and ankles. For most people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. For others, varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort and possibly lead to more-serious conditions or signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems.

Contact Us

You can reach the Rutland Heart Center at 1.855.RHC.BEAT (1.855.742.2328) or at 802.747.3600.

Rutland Heart Center
12 Commons Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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