Touro Heart Care provides superior care for your vascular needs
Peripheral artery disease and related conditions can be serious, and they should be addressed as soon as you realize there might be a problem. Artery disease develops when plaque—caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances—accumulates in the arteries that carry blood throughout your body. Over time, plaque hardens, hampering circulation, especially in the legs. Vascular disease, while similar, typically targets the upper body and arms. Our vascular specialists can diagnose and treat these conditions at Touro, so contact your doctor immediately if you feel this may be a problem for you.
Wound care at Touro
Don’t let peripheral artery disease (PAD) worsen and impact your quality of life. Touro’s Wound Care Center offers the newest customized treatments to help you manage the side effects of PAD.
Diabetes and your heart
You’ve probably heard that people with diabetes are at risk for multiple health complications, including cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, cardiovascular disease is especially common among people with diabetes: Most people with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop cardiovascular disease.
If you’re managing Diabetes, where you get care matters when it comes to your heart. Touro’s Diabetes Center is here to help.
Carotid artery disease
Your arteries serve a vital role in the heart’s ability to do its job. Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits – or plaque – clog your blood vessels. Because the blood vessels deliver blood to your brain and head, this condition can cause a debilitating stroke.
We tackle venous disease head-on
Touro Heart Care enjoys a world-renowned reputation for delivering excellent medical treatment for a multitude of heart and vascular afflictions, including venous disease. While your arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from your heart, your veins bring oxygen-poor blood back to your heart—which is a huge task, considering the veins have to fight gravity as they move back up to the heart. And when there’s a vein blockage, that requires your veins to work even harder, reducing blood flow and often causing venous disease. We have a broad range of treatments specifically for this ailment at our New Orleans facility.
Varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis
At Touro Heart Care, our skilled doctors have extensive diagnostic tools at their disposal to determine what’s wrong and what’s the best treatment for the individual patient. We may suggest surgical or non-surgical treatment, as well as rehabilitation and at-home care. But rest assured—our doctors take the time to explain the situation clearly, because we know how important it is that you understand what’s wrong and how we’ll help you address it.
The most common venous diseases: Varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis
These are twisted, enlarged veins typically occurring in the legs. For most people, it’s a relatively harmless cosmetic issue that requires no care, but some cases can be more dangerous—that’s where we can help. If you have dark purple or blue veins that look twisted or bulging, or if they ache, burn, throb, or cramp, contact us.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
This is a severe ailment in which you may experience painful foot, ankle, or leg swelling on one side. You may also notice your skin is warm in patches surrounded by cooler skin, in either arms and legs or both. Blood clots are the cause of DVT, so be vigilant. If you experience any of these symptoms, come in so we can help you with treatment to avoid severe consequences to your heart.
Patient-centered care from Touro Heart Care
One of our guiding principles at Touro Heart Care is the need to treat each patient individually. Some treatments work well for some but not others, so we adapt our healing strategies to suit each patient’s unique needs. Our willingness to embrace our patients’ individuality is one of the reasons our center is so well-respected by our peers in the medical community.
Dr. Wilklow is amazing, and I love him! He saved my life. I never met a doctor that put that much time into a patient.
People think that heart attacks only happen to older people, but it can happen to anyone, at any second and any age.