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Vascular Medicine and Therapy Programme

Vascular Medicine and Therapy Programme

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.

This programme includes the diagnosis and management of vascular disease or diseases of the blood vessels (both arteries and veins) such as:
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Varicose veins/Chronic Venous Insufficiency/Venous ulcer
    • Deep vein thrombosis
    • Diabetic vascular disease

The treatments offered include:
  • Counselling for lifestyle changes
  • Medical treatments
  • Surgical procedures to repair the affected blood vessels
  • Other non-surgical treatments such as:
    • Structured exercise programmes
    • Compressions bandaging
    • Physical therapy