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What is vascular disease?

Any condition affecting your circulatory system is called a vascular disease. Routine exams and diagnostic tests are recommended by vascular surgeons because early detection is important for effective treatment.

What kinds of vascular disease are there?

Aneurysms
Bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. Although they can occur anywhere, they most often are found in the aorta causing an aortic aneurysm.

Atherosclerosis
Hardening and narrowing of the arteries evolves over time. It is caused by the build-up of cholesterol and fatty deposits (plaque) on the inside of your artery walls.

Blood Clotting Disorders
Conditions that cause your blood to form clots inyour veins or arteries.

Leg Pain
Symptoms may occur in one or both legs and they are most often described as cramps. They may also be described as a burning sensation, an ache, or a feeling of heaviness in the leg. A common place to feel the cramping is in the calf muscle, although cramping may also appear in the thigh or buttock. 

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral arteries are the blood vesselsoutside your heart. When they become blocked by atherosclerosis the blood flow is reduced or slowed down causing inadequate flow of blood to the rest of your body.

Peripheral Venous Disease
Damage to valves in veins causes them not to close.

Pulmonary Embolism
Blood clot that breaks loose and travels to your lungs.

Renal Kidney Artery Disease

Atherosclerosis of the arteries that supply blood to your kidneys.

Varicose Veins
Damaged valves within your veins cause veins to bulge, become discolored and they can be seen beneath your skin.

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