WHAT IS VASCULAR DISEASE?
The circulatory system is a system of blood vessels in which arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins return blood back to the heart. Vascular disease includes any condition affecting the circulatory system, including your arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and blood disorders.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR VASCULAR DISEASE?
- Smoking (currently or in the past)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- High blood cholesterol
- Age 50 or over
- Family history of vascular disease
- Previous heart or leg treatments or stroke
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A VASCULAR SPECIALIST?
If you have ever smoked or been diagnosed with any of the following conditions or are demonstrating any of the symptoms, you should consult a vascular specialist. Vascular specialists are uniquely trained in the management and treatment of these vascular conditions.
WHAT DOES HORIZON VASCULAR SPECIALISTS OFFER?
There are effective treatment options for every type of artery and vein disorder. With today’s technology, many of these treatment options can be done non-surgically on an outpatient basis. This means less down time, less expense and a quicker return to normal life. Whether your treatment involves endarterectomy, stenting, sclerotherapy, or Venefit™, we will review your specific case thoroughly and make a joint decision on the best option – surgical or non-surgical to ensure the best outcome for you.
Arterial conditions include Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Carotid Artery Disease, and Aneurysm. These conditions are frequently caused by smoking, atherosclerosis, hypertension, or aging. Treatments range from risk factor modification to stenting to bypass surgery.
Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged, appear twisted and bulging, and are often raised above the skin. They can be unsightly but also painful. Treatment options are minimally invasive and can be completed in the office within an hour. If left untreated, symptoms can worsen and cause other circulatory complications, such as Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism.
Need more information on vascular conditions, tests or treatments? Visit the Society for Vascular Surgery's Patient Resources.