Common Vascular Issues
August 14, 2015 beninguide 0 Comments
If left untreated, certain vascular issues can become life-threatening. This is why it’s imperative that you see a vascular or endovascular physician the instant you start exhibiting signs of heart problems. If you suspect yourself to be suffering from any of the following issues, schedule a medical consultation on the double.
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease occurs when the blood vessels outside of your heart fall victim to atherosclerosis – excessive plaque buildup. This eventually causes the artery to narrow, thus restricting blood flow and potentially paving the way for ischemia – insufficient blood flow to your body’s tissue. If you think peripheral artery disease has taken hold, don’t hesitate to contact Vascular and Endovascular Associates.
An aneurysm refers to a bulging area in the wall of a blood vessel that creates a widening larger than 50 percent of the normal diameter. Aneurysms typically occur in arteries rather than veins. Persistent pain in your chest, abdomen, groin area or lower back may indicate the presence of an aneurysm.
With heart disease being the leading cause of death worldwide, you can never be too careful when it comes to vascular health. When working to treat or prevent heart disease, early detection is ideal. To this end, make a point of acquainting yourself with a seasoned vascular and/or endovascular physician.