The Vascular Medicine and Therapy Programme brings together specialists from cardiovascular medicine, vascular surgery, radiology, neurology and nephrology to provide personalised care for patients.
The lack of awareness for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) often leads to patients seeking late treatment for multi-level ailments that involve the brain, heart, kidney and lower leg arteries. This results in a higher incidence of lower limb amputation, diseases of the heart and blood vessels as well as death (mortality).
One key component of the programme is limb preservation service. By introducing a personalised patient care plan comprising of cardiologists and vascular surgeons, NUHCS aims to reduce the rate for lower limb amputation in these patients.