What is Vascular Medicine?
Vascular medicine specializes in the care of your circulatory system outside of your heart. This includes your arteries, veins and lymphatic system:
- Arteries: Blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body.
- Veins: Blood vessels that carry blood from the body back into the heart.
- Lymphatic system: A network of vessels throughout the body that drains lymph fluid from tissues to maintain fluid balance and to clear byproducts of inflammation.
What services are offered?
Medical management of vascular disease including:
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Our vascular medicince physicians diagnose and manage acute and chronic vascular diseases including:
If the doctor suspects that a person may have decreased blood flow somewhere in the peripheral (arms, legs, and/or neck) circulation, vascular studies may be performed.
What are the effects of vascular disease?
There are many different causes of the various types of vascular conditions and diseases. However, coronary artery disease (heart attack and chest pain), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), and peripheral arterial disease (loss of limb or use of limb) are some of the leading causes of illness and death in the U.S.
What are the risk factors for vascular disease?
Modifiable risks factors that are associated with all four major effects are:
How can risk factors be medically managed?
Medical management of vascular conditions most often includes management of risk factors, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, and high blood pressure. But, it also includes lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.