The vascular system is the network of blood vessels that circulate blood to and from the heart and lungs. Vascular diseases are very common, especially as people age.  Untreated vascular disease can lead to serious health problems.
 
Venous disease can be diagnosed using several non-invasive techniques that allow clinicians to "see" clots or other abnormalities in the blood vessels.
  
The Hartford Hospital Vascular Laboratory maintains accreditation from The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) in the areas of extracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral venous, and peripheral arterial testing. The mission of the ICAVL is to promote high quality noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing in the delivery of health care by providing a peer review process of laboratory accreditation.