Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease from Center For Vascular Medicine

By: Center For Vascular Medicine  06/08/2015
Keywords: Varicose Veins, Cardiovascular Disease, Vascular Surgery

One million people die from cardiovascular disease in the United States – half of these deaths are caused by vascular disease outside the heart. Center for Vascular Medicine is leading the field of vascular disease, providing comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment options. Most of our vascular treatments can be performed in the outpatient setting at one of our many locations throughout Maryland. What is Vascular Disease Think of your blood vessels like plumbing in your house. Pipes carry water throughout the house to the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, etc. In the same way, your blood vessels (arteries and veins) carry blood throughout your body. Arteries pump oxygen-rich blood from the heart to your organs and limbs. Veins carry the blood back to the heart. If a problem occurs anywhere in the vascular system, it can cause severe disability or death. Vascular Disease Risk Factors Everyone is at risk of vascular disease. Your chances for developing vascular disease increases if you suffer from one of the following risk factors. Contact our office to schedule a vascular screening – it could save your life. Family history of heart attack, stroke, diabetes or other cardiovascular disease Age – risk for vascular disease increases significantly with after age 40 Obesity Type II Diabetes High Cholesterol Smoking Types of Vascular Disease Aortic Disease The aorta is the largest artery in your body. Originating at the heart, the aorta transports blood throughout the body, branching off to supply blood to the brain, other organs and limbs. Aortic disease may include: Insufficiencies or irregularities of the aortic valve Aneurysms (thoracic or abdominal) – enlargement of the aorta Aortic dissection – weakening of the aorta Atherosclerosis – hardening of the aorta Aortic-Related Connective Tissue Disorder (relatively rare)

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