Because most vascular disease is associated with atherosclerosis, medications may be prescribed to reduce the overall risks of atherosclerosis, such as heart attack or stroke.

These might include medications to:

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Control diabetes
  • Prevent blood clots

Other medications may be specifically for the vascular disease for which you are being treated. These might include symptom-relief medications or stronger medications for blood clots. If a blood clot is blocking an artery, your doctor can administer thrombolytic therapy in which a clot-dissolving drug is injected into the artery at the point of the clot.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735
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Phone: 301-877-4367

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center partners with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, a national leader in research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.