Vascular Disease Treatment
Your vascular system is also called the circulatory system. It is a network of blood vessels. It includes arteries, veins, and capillaries. Vascular diseases are common in adults and they can be serious. Some types include:
- Aneurysm – swelling or ballooning in the wall of an artery
- Atherosclerosis – a vascular disease in which plaque (made up of cholesterol, fat, calcium, and other substances) builds up inside your arteries.
- Blood clots, that includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
- Coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease, which involve the blockage or narrowing of an artery. This is usually caused due to build-up of plaque.
- Raynaud’s disease – a vascular disorder that causes the blood vessels to narrow in reaction to cold
- Stroke – a serious heart condition that occurs when blood flow to your brain stops
- Varicose veins – swollen, twisted veins that you can see over the skin
- Vasculitis – blood vessels inflammation
What are the symptoms of vascular disease?
- Leg pain or cramps while doing any activity but improves with rest
- Changes in skin color (Blue or pale), sores or ulcers, and tired legs
- Severe stomach pain, nausea, and weight loss
- Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Congestive heart failure
- Abnormal kidney function
- Trouble with speech or vision, confusion, and memory loss
- Stroke or transient ischemic attack, etc.
What may cause vascular diseases?
The causes of the vascular disease depend on a few conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Common causes include:
- High cholesterol and high blood pressure
Cardiologists at our clinic treat and evaluate patients with vascular and heart disease, as well as other comorbidities, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We recommend the most innovative vascular surgery methods and comprehensive vascular treatment for each case, including aortic aneurysm surgery that our patients can trust. Vascular disease treatment depends on many factors such as type of vascular disease, diagnosis, medical history and may include:
- Reducing the symptoms and signs that contribute to vascular disease through exercise programs, improving dietary habits, smoking cessation, and controlling high blood pressure.
- Giving medications to reduce lower blood pressure, and cholesterol, regulate heart rate, and prevent blood clotting.
- Surgery such as angioplasty to open blocked arteries and a stent inserted to keep the artery open and prevent it from re-narrowing
- A surgical procedure known as carotid endarterectomy is performed to remove a build-up of atherosclerotic plaque that has formed within the walls of the carotid artery.
Our advanced vascular treatments are available for patients of all ages with vascular disease. We offer rehabilitation services after the vascular procedure and treat patients as part of a comprehensive patient care program in our Cardiovascular Center.