Vascular Program

Our Vascular Program integrates vascular surgery, interventional radiology and interventional cardiology in a single coordinated service. North Shore Medical Center was the first hospital on the North Shore to perform minimally invasive abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using stent grafts. Our expert physicians include interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons. They provide treatments and procedures for all forms of vascular disease. Learn more
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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD affects 8 to 12 million people in the United states and approximately 20 percent of people over the age of 70. The most common symptom of patients with significant artery narrowing is painful cramping in the leg or hip, particularly when walking. Read more

Step by step: a surprise diagnosis of peripheral artery disease

When North Reading resident Ellen O’Callaghan had a sudden heart attack at the age of 48, she not only discovered she had heart disease, but she also learned she had peripheral artery disease (PAD) and had four to five times more risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Read more