Circulation is Our Specialty

Vascular disease affects the veins and arteries in your body. The pathways of veins and arteries are essential for feeding oxygen to every cell. We’re here to provide specialized health care when those blood vessels aren’t functioning properly.

Circulation is Our Specialty

Vascular disease affects the veins and arteries in your body. The pathways of veins and arteries are essential for feeding oxygen to every cell. We’re here to provide specialized health care when those blood vessels aren’t functioning properly.

Take Charge of Your Cardiovascular Health

Many factors can impact a patient’s risk for vascular disease, including genetics, age, heart diseases such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, infection, injury, medicine, and family history.

When it comes to treatment options for these vascular conditions, there is good news. Many vascular conditions are quite manageable if you see a specialist early.

Your doctor might recommend the following during a checkup:

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Non-invasive vascular ultrasound

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Walking

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Managing your health

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Reviewing prescriptions and medications

Common Vascular Conditions

In general, diseases of the blood vessels (particularly the arteries) involve either blockage, usually due to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), or degeneration (weakening of the wall) resulting in aneurysm. Common vascular diseases include:
Carotid Atherosclerosis

Carotid Atherosclerosis

Carotid Atherosclerosis occurs when there is a blockage of the arteries that supply the brain with blood. When these arteries become diseased, a stroke (and sometimes brain damage) may result.

Aortic Disease involves degeneration of the main blood vessel within the body, the aorta. When the wall of the aorta weakens, it starts to dilate. Rupture of the aorta in this circumstance can lead to death.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease involves blockages or a narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs with blood. When these arteries become diseased, the person may be unable to walk without pain or may even lose their limbs.

Varicose Veins, caused by chronic venous insufficiency, are weakened valves in the body’s veins. When the valves become weak, blood pools, often in the lower legs, and causes symptoms such as visible veins and discoloration on the skin. More severe symptoms include achy or tired legs, burning, throbbing, swelling, and cramping of the legs.

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Disclaimer: This page contains general information and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, your recovery, or your preparation for surgery. You should not rely on information received via this material for medical decisions, and always consult with an appropriate medical professional for specific advice related to your situation

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