National Cerebral and Cardiovascular


Division of Vascular Diseases


Welcome to the Division of Vascular Diseases

As the saying goes, "a man is as old as his arteries."The number of patients with arteriosclerotic diseases has been increasing with westernization of diets and rapid population aging in Japan. Arteriosclerosis occurs in both coronary arteries and major arteries throughout the body such as those in lower extremities and the renal, carotid, and subclavian arteries (Figure). Arteriosclerosis results in occlusion of blood vessels and causes aneurysms (formation of a bulge in an artery) and artery dissection (tear of the arterial wall). This division provides "total vascular care,"that is, comprehensive management and treatment of arteriosclerotic diseases in the entire body.

Diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases attributed to non-arteriosclerotic causes such as Buerger's disease are also an important part of our mission. We have a system for rapid and accurate diagnosis of vascular diseases using noninvasive diagnostic imaging modalities such as echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as blood flow measurement devices. Typically, patients are treated with medications. If more aggressive treatment is necessary, minimally invasive catheterization or surgery is selected to achieve safe, high-quality vascular treatment.

Many patients with various vascular diseases visit our division. As medicine advances dramatically, we are determined to achieve the best results while maintaining our humility.

Vascular diseases of the entire body and associated symptoms

last updated : 2021/10/05

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