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We’re here to help you understand vascular disease

Living with vascular disease can be a struggle for you and your family – but it doesn’t have to be. With lifestyle changes, proper medication and a treatment plan, you can manage this disease and live a healthy, active life. Our team of heart and vascular specialists uses the latest diagnostic technology and treatments to provide you with the care you need beginning with an accurate diagnosis.

Vascular disease can range from diseases of your arteries and veins to blood disorders that affect your circulation. We have listed some of the common types of vascular disease below.

  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to a build-up of fat and cholesterol, or plaque, inside the blood vessels outside of your heart. This causes a narrowing of the artery which can cause reduced or blocked blood flow to organs and the rest of the body.
  • Aneurysms are abnormal bulges in the wall of an artery or blood vessel. They commonly occur in the main blood vessel that leaves the heart, the aorta. The wall of your artery is stretched in the area where this bulge exists leaving it more fragile and the risk of it rupturing, which can be deadly.
  • Peripheral venous disease (PVD) refers to damaged veins or veins blocked by a clot. These veins carry blood to your heart from your hands and feet. PVD most commonly occurs in the arms and legs.
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in the deep veins of your legs. These blood clots are dangerous as they can break free and travel to your lungs and cause a blockage.