Vascular Disease

Vascular disease refers to conditions that affect the blood vessels outside of your heart. It affects the veins and arteries in your body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. This ranges from diseases of your arteries, veins, and lymph vessels to blood disorders that affect circulation.

Amelia Heart & Vascular Center offers comprehensive care for conditions related to your entire cardiovascular system. Vascular surgeons will talk to you about how exercise, diet, and medication can be the first step in regaining your health.

Personalized Care for Vascular Disease

Being diagnosed with a vascular disease means you have arterial (or artery) disease or venous disease and have symptoms that fall into one of these two categories. Our specialists collaborate to provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment and develop an individualized care plan for each patient.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include:

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing
  • Obesity
  • Blood clotting disorders

Vascular Diseases Treated

Our goal is your goal – to address vascular issues before they significantly affect your quality of life. Choosing a doctor to treat your vascular disease depends on where you are in your diagnosis and treatment. To diagnose vascular disease, your doctor will review your medical history and do a thorough physical exam. You may also need to undergo some additional testing. Here at Amelia Heart & Vascular Center, our vascular medicine program also encompasses:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Arteriovenous malformations indicate an abnormal connection between arteries and veins.
  • Atherosclerosis or atherosclerotic vascular disease
  • Blood clotting disorders like clinical thrombosis and thrombophilia
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)
  • Lymphatic disorders such as lymphadenitis
  • Medical management of vascular conditions
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Renal artery disease
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders when vessels between your collarbone and ribs, called your thoracic outlet, are compressed, causing pain and numbness in your fingers.
  • Varicose veins
  • Vasculitis, or inflammation of blood vessels
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Wounds (chronic, nonhealing)

Let us be your partner in Vascular Disease

Here at Amelia Heart & Vascular Center, we assess your condition and work with you to determine the next steps. Our team includes vascular medicine specialists who are experienced in the medical aspects and prevention of vascular disease. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more about vascular disease treatment options.

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