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Your vascular system is a superhighway of vessels that keep oxygen-rich and nutrient-rich blood flowing throughout your body. But when a clot or artery-clogging plaque builds up in vessels, it can lead to vascular conditions, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD).
PAD is common, affecting 8.5 million people age 40 and over in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have PAD, you are at risk for developing serious diseases, such as coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, which can put you at risk for heart attack or stroke. A classic sign of PAD is pain in your leg when you’re physically active, such as when you’re walking, but that goes away when you stop.
If you’re concerned about any of these conditions, our vascular specialists are here to help.
Our team of vascular specialists have the expertise and training to diagnose vascular conditions early and provide you with expert vascular treatment, so you can continue to live life to the fullest.
Stay in Touch with Your Vascular Specialist
Ask your doctor if virtual visits are available. Virtual doctor visits may be available to help you manage your vascular health between appointments if you don’t need to come to the office for tests or procedures. You can easily discuss your care needs virtually with your physician.
During a virtual doctor visit, your vascular specialist can offer guidance on concerns you may have about your condition, symptoms and tests you may need to monitor your condition, such as blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides and diabetes and the latest diagnostic technology, such as ankle-brachial index, computed tomography (CT) angiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) angiography, to help your doctor get a clearer picture of your vascular health.
If you need surgery, your vascular specialist can offer advice on your next steps.
Types of Vascular Surgeries
Some common vascular surgeries include:
Aortic valve replacement
Aortic valve stenosis
Coronary angioplasty/balloon angioplasty
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm reconstruction (EVAR)