Vascular disease is a term that can be used for a variety of conditions that affect the blood vessels of your body. Disease or damage to these arteries and veins block the flow of blood to vital parts of the body and can lead to serious problems or death.
Vascular disease can affect many of the organs of the body including the:
- Heart: Blockages in blood vessels can cause chest pain (angina), a heart attack or heart failure.
- Brain: Insufficient flow of blood to the brain can cause strokes, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or mini-strokes) or dementia (changes in personality, behavior and memory).
- Kidney: Lack of flow to the kidneys can cause renal failure. Renal failure occurs when the body can no longer rid the body of waste products and fluid.
The Vascular Center has the medical expertise and equipment necessary to diagnose, treat, and provide patient education for the following vascular conditions:
- Aortic Aneurysms (ballooning of the vessels)
- Aneurysms of the abdomen, chest and limbs.
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Varicose veins/Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
- Dialysis access