At least 20-25 million Americans suffer from varicose veins which are often inherited and most commonly affect women. This infographic illustrates the signs, symptoms and treatments available at Western Vascular Institute.
Only a very limited number of specialized surgeons including, Vascular Surgeons, who have all treatment modalities available as part of their training and scope of practice are able treat a patient by performing a carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A carotid endarterectomy is performed to remove a plaque build up in the carotid artery to allow for greater flow of blood [...]
A Vascular Surgeon is a highly trained specialist that focuses on diseases of the vascular system. Vascular Surgeons treat blood vessels & arteries that are responsible for carrying oxygen rich blood throughout your body and returning it to your heart. “Vascular surgeons treat every artery & vein of the body except the brain & heart” (1). More than just surgery, [...]
By age 10, nearly all kids have fatty streaks in their arteries. This is the first sign of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the United States. So the question for most of us is not whether we should eat healthy to prevent heart disease, but whether we want to reverse the heart disease we may already have. Patients [...]
A disorder affecting the circulatory, & nervous systems that occurs when cervical nerves, the subclavian artery or subclavian veins are compressed between the cervical muscles or bands & the first rib, thereby restricting blood flow & or causing nerve symptoms.
Q: What causes ulceration and slow–healing wounds in a person with diabetes? A: High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can, over time, affect the nerves (neuropathy) and can lead to poor blood circulation making it hard for blood (needed for skin repair) to reach areas of the body affected by sores or wounds. Always see your doctor if [...]