Complete Care for Your Veins and Arteries


Dr. Brett Carroll

Your circulatory system is an important part of your cardiovascular health. Our doctors provide comprehensive evaluation and medical care for all conditions of the veins, arteries and lymphatic system.

We work closely on your behalf with our colleagues in the Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, the Lymphatic Center, Vascular Surgery and BIDMC's pulmonary embolism rapid response team.

Conditions We Treat
  • Clotting diseases in which blood clots block veins and arteries, including arterial thrombosis, venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and post- thrombotic syndrome
  • Aortic conditions, affecting the body’s largest artery, including aneurysms, dissections and mid-aortic syndrome (in association with the Aortic Center)
  • Arterial conditions, including fibromuscular dysplasia, segmental arterial mediolysis and spontaneous visceral artery dissection/aneurysm
  • Peripheral artery disease, including lower extremity peripheral artery disease, carotid stenosis and renal artery stenosis
  • Limb edema or swelling, including lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency and lipedema (in association with Plastic Surgery and Vascular Surgery),
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon, causing constriction of the blood vessels  of the fingers and toes in cold temperatures, including blue toe syndrome and pernio
  • Rare vascular conditions, such as non-atherosclerotic arterial obstructive disease, nutcracker syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and Klippel Trenaunay syndrome
  • Family history of vascular diseases and conditions

Our Services
  • Evaluation and medical management for all diseases of the veins and arteries
  • Consultative services for outpatients and inpatients
  • Genetic testing and family screening for vascular conditions
  • Assessment of pre-operative heart risk before vascular procedures
  • Referrals to BIDMC cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, plastic surgeons and vascular surgeons as appropriate
  • Multidisciplinary lymphedema center — the only one in the region
  • Inpatient pulmonary embolism response team and outpatient follow-up