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Metro Health Expands Vascular Practice to Allegan

Posted: October 29, 2013

In response to increased demand from patients, Metro Health is expanding its award-winning vascular practice to Allegan.

Metro Heart & Vascular will begin seeing patients at Allegan General Hospital on Monday, Nov. 4.

Interventional cardiologists Dr. Fadi Saab and Dr. Barbara Karenko will see patients struggling with vascular disease such as peripheral arterial disease.  PAD is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries block the blood flow to arms and legs, causing numbness, leg pain, tissue damage and leading to amputation.

The hospital has developed a nationally recognized specialty in the treatment of PAD and amputation prevention.  Led by Dr. Jihad Mustapha, Metro Heart & Vascular physicians utilize leading-edge technology to clear blockages and restore circulation in even the most challenging of cases.  The practices regularly attracts patients from around Michigan, across the United States and around the world.

“We are very pleased to expand our vascular practice to Allegan,” said Mike Faas, president and CEO of Metro Health.  “A growing number of our patients call Allegan home, so it made sense to expand our geographic reach and offer more convenient access to treatment.”

“Metro Heart & Vascular provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the treatment of vascular disease, working with patients, their primary care physician and other specialists, and family members to prevent amputations – and save lives.”

PAD can be a devastating diagnosis for patients.  Patients at high risk include those who are obese, have diabetes, heart disease or another circulatory issue.  Smokers are also at a higher risk, as are African Americans and Native Americans.

For more information on Metro Heart & Vascular’s treatment of PAD, visit

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