The Center for Vascular Medicine has published the Summer Newsletter with several key articles on current medical issues. Here are highlights from this issue, which is available for download here. Increased patient coverage with ACA: under the new regulations put forth in the Affordable Care Act, patients with chronic kidney and vascular disease are no longer denied insurance coverage due to "existing condition" status.
What Vascular Testing Accreditation Means For You
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United StatesOn average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually. According to the American Heart Association, the total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S.
At the Center for Vascular Medicine, we rely on the latest research to provide patients with the highest level of care for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.). But we aren't just reading the latest research - we're doing it. Center for Vascular Medicine has an active division focused on clinical research, being led by Dr. Rakesh Wahi. Dr. Wahi is one of the area's most experienced clinical research physicians.
Monday, June 1st, 2015 will mark the re-opening of the Center for Vascular Medicine Silver Spring location! This location will continue to provide high quality diagnostic and treatment services for vascular disease "outside of the heart": this includes pelvic pain disease.