Visceral Ischemic Syndrome

Visceral ischemic syndrome occurs when blood flow to the bowel or gastrointestinal system (intestines) is decreased because of a blood vessel blockage.

In most cases, visceral ischemic syndrome is caused by atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty matter and plaque on the blood vessel walls), leading to the narrowing or blockage of the blood vessel. The condition also can be caused by blood clots or aneurysms in the vessels.


Treatments considered may could include:

  • Surgical Bypass
  • Endarterectomy

Texas Health is committed to providing quality care to heart and vascular patients throughout North Texas and beyond. While various technologies and services are discussed here, not all of our hospitals offer every treatment and diagnostic technology highlighted. Call 1-877-THR-WELL to learn more about heart and vascular services at a Texas Health hospital near you

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