Diseases of the arteries, veins or lymphatic system are collectively known as vascular diseases. A vascular service provides care for patients with diseases of the blood vessels outside the heart, lungs and brain cavity
Arteries carry blood away from the heart to the rest of the body, veins bring the blood back to the heart, and the lymphatic system drains fluid from the tissues.
In practical terms a vascular service provides care for patients with diseases of the blood vessels outside the heart, lungs and brain cavity.
Within Lanarkshire there are five Managed Clinical Networks; one for stroke services, one for coronary heart disease (CHD), one for diabetes, one for palliative care and one for vascular.
The aim of a Managed Clinical Network (MCN) is to create a thriving clinical community, where all the different health staff involved in a patient's care, work together to improve services and share good practice.
These pages provide you with information on the types of vascular diseases and hospital and other local services available for Lanarkshire patients.