Vascular Disease An Overview
What is vascular disease?
Vascular disease is any form of abnormality of the arteries, veins, or vessels. Abnormalities include inflammation in arteries and veins and fat buildup in the blood vessels. Vessels are needed to circulate blood throughout the body. The arteries pump oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other organs in the body. Veins carry the blood back to the heart.
If the veins or arteries are abnormal, patients may experience severe complications, including stroke, heart attack, or even death. The most common vascular diseases are stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), varicose veins, and carotid artery disease (CAD).
Vascular disease left untreated may lead to narrowing or blockage of the arteries, causing reduced blood flow to the arms, legs, aorta, brain, or other major organs. Signs that you may have a vascular disease can include a recent stroke, poor blood circulation, swelling in the extremities, frequently feeling tired or fatigued, and more.
The best way to see if you have a vascular disease is to get diagnosed by a vascular specialist. Never assume your diagnosis before visiting Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute.
Visiting Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute
Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute offers diagnostic testing for patients with various types of vascular and arterial diseases. Our vascular doctors and specialists can swiftly diagnose the type of vascular disease you may have, and offer effective treatments.
Our facility is home to multiple board-certified physicians who are specially trained in identifying, diagnosing, and treatment of vascular, arterial, and related concerns. We are dedicated to improving your overall health with treatments that are closely aligned with your unique issues and goals.