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Conditions We Treat

Vascular Diseases and Surgical Interventions

At Norman Heart and Vascular Associates, we prioritize your heart's health, and our team of experienced cardiologists and a dedicated cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon are committed to providing exceptional care for various cardiovascular conditions. With two convenient office locations in Norman and Moore, we aim to serve the community and ensure easy access to our comprehensive cardiac services.

Aneurysmal Disease

What is Aortic Aneurysm?

Aortic aneurysm is a pathological dilation and stretching of the walls of the aorta, which can lead to life-threatening bleeding if it ruptures. Routine screening is performed in at-risk populations to identify and treat aneurysms before they become emergencies.

Surgical Procedures: TEVAR and EVAR

Thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) are minimally invasive procedures where a graft or stent is placed inside the artery to exclude the dilated portion, reducing the risk of rupture. These procedures involve a small incision in the groin, allowing for the deployment of the stent. Most patients can expect to go home the day after surgery with minimal restrictions.

Pre-operative Routine

Before surgery, your surgeon will examine you and review relevant labs, imaging, and tests. Lab tests, lung function tests, EKG, and chest x-ray are conducted. Preoperative instructions will be provided, ensuring you understand the nature of the disease and the upcoming surgery.

Carotid Artery Stenosis (CAS)

Understanding Carotid Artery Stenosis

Carotid arteries carry oxygenated blood to the brain. Similar to coronary arteries, they can become obstructed by cholesterol plaques, leading to significant narrowing (stenosis) and an increased risk of stroke.

Surgical Solution: Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure to remove plaque and repair the artery, reducing the risk of stroke. The surgery involves a small incision along the side of the neck. Most patients can expect to go home the day after surgery with minimal restrictions.

Pre-operative Routine

Pre-operative procedures are similar to those for aortic aneurysms, including examination, lab tests, lung function tests, EKG, and chest x-ray. Clear preoperative instructions will be provided for your understanding and adherence.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Understanding PAD

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is caused by the buildup of plaque and/or calcium inside blood vessels, limiting blood flow. Symptoms may include pain with walking, skin discoloration, delayed wound healing, and numbness or tingling.

Surgical Intervention

Surgical intervention involves making a small incision in the groin and sometimes along the side of the lower leg. Blood flow is restored by bypassing the affected artery segment with either a synthetic graft or a healthy vein. The average length of stay after surgery is 2-3 days.

Pre-operative Routine

Similar to other vascular surgeries, pre-operative routines include examination, lab tests, lung function tests, EKG, and chest x-ray. Surgeons will provide detailed preoperative instructions for your preparation.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Understanding CAD

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) occurs when arteries supplying blood to the heart become narrowed due to plaque buildup, leading to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Over time, CAD can contribute to heart failure and arrhythmias.

Implications of CAD

CAD can weaken the heart muscle and contribute to heart failure, affecting the heart's ability to pump blood efficiently. Arrhythmias, changes in the normal heart rhythm, can also occur.

Norman Heart and Vascular Associates are pleased to welcome new patients and self-referrals. If you're seeking expert cardiovascular care, our team is ready to assist you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 405-515-2222 or 405-515-2260.

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