Where can I find a doctor who knows about Vascular EDS?
VEDS-specific care is currently a challenge for the community, as not many providers have expertise in caring for an individual with VEDS.
We recommend contacting our Help & Resource Center to be connected to a knowledgeable care center or physician.
You can also download a list of institutions who have self-reported they have provided care for individuals with Vascular EDS.
You can contact our Help & Resource Center at:
(800-862-7326) ext. 126 or on our Ask a Question page.
You can also attend Annual Conference and apply for a free health assessment for diagnosis and specific VEDS issues from the nation’s experts.
Help The VEDS Movement Build a Physicians List
As many know, finding a good physician is hard. If you have a physician in any specialty who has been very helpful to you, or has shown interest in learning about VEDS, please let us know their name and contact information. We will ask them for permission to publicize their name for others in need of care. Please send information through our Ask a Question form.
What other resources are available?
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a medical genetics database you can use to find a knowledgeable geneticist in your area. Helpful search terms include: connective tissue, bone/skeletal disorders, cardiovascular/connective tissue, adult congenital heart disease, adult medical genetics, pediatric genetics, and genetics counseling.
- The cardiology, vascular, or genetics department of a university medical center or teaching hospital may also be able to provide expertise.
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