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Vascular Disease & Prevention

Peripheral vascular disease also called peripheral artery disease, is a narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. It is primarily caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. The condition can occur in any blood vessel, but it is more common in the legs than the arms.


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A focus on prevention.

At Baptist, we are committed to helping you avoid the devastating effects of vascular disease and stroke. We offer health screenings, classes, physician lectures, newsletters, online resources, HealthLink rehabilitation and workout facilities to help you stay in the flow.

Because cardiovascular, vascular and brain health are inextricably linked, recommendations for a heart-healthy lifestyle also translate to blood and brain health.


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To find a physician or to schedule an appointment click here. If you prefer to speak with someone, our referral specialists are available 24 hours a day by calling 866-309-2873.
The Vascular Institute of San Antonio
Baptist Medical Center
111 Dallas Street 
San Antonio, Texas 78205 
(210) 297-7005

Vascular Conditions and Diseases

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a vascular condition, learning more about the problem is a good first step in managing your health.

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Diabetes and Vascular Disease

If you or a family member has diabetes, you should be especially vigilant about your vascular health. If untreated, vascular complications from diabetes can lead to diabetic ulcers, poor circulation, blood clots and amputation. Even worse, heart attack and stroke are the leading causes of death for people with type 2 diabetes, according to the American Heart Association.

Because of the prevalence of diabetes in San Antonio, Baptist wants people with diabetes and their families to understand the increased risks for heart disease and vascular problems. Learn more about diabetes and heart and vascular disease.

Vascular Treatments

If you and your doctor have determined that you need further screening or treatment for vascular disease, learn more about tests and procedures here.