Other Conditions We Treat

Our experts at Mount Sinai have extensive experience diagnosing and treating less common vascular conditions, including the following:

  • Amputation prevention refers to certain surgical procedures that we can do to minimize or eliminate the need for amputation in certain cases.
  • Foot and leg wounds/ulcers are wounds and sores on the foot and legs that do not heal.
  • Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis) causes the lining of your arteries to swell and leads to symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, and blurred or double vision. More serious complications can be blindness and, less often, stroke.
  • Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect your skeleton, eyes, heart, or blood vessels. If you have this condition, you are at increased risk of developing a bulge in a weakened section of the aorta.
  • Raynaud’s disease causes your body to overreact to cold or stress by abnormally narrowing the small blood vessels in the fingers or toes which may lead to attacks lasting anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour.
  • Scleroderma is a chronic condition that can get worse over time causing pain and swelling of fingertips, Raynaud’s disease, joint pain, hardening of the skin, heart failure, and abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome develops when your blood vessels and nerves at the base of the neck and armpits get compressed by the first rib, collar bone (clavicle) or neck muscles. This can cause clots in your arteries, veins, or nerve scarring, which can lead to arm and hand swelling, pain, and a weak or absent pulse.