Endovascular Specialization

What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm occurs as the result of a weakening in the wall of an artery. That weakened part of the artery wall swells from the force of blood pushing through it. Aneurysms are most commonly seen in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. However, aneurysms can occur in nearly any artery in the body, usually in the area where an artery branches into other vessels.

What is Carotid Artery Disease?

Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty, waxy deposits called plaques clog your carotid arteries.

Your carotid arteries are a pair of blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head. The buildup of plaques in these arteries blocks the blood supply to your brain and increases your risk of stroke.

What is P.A.D.?

Peripheral Arterial Disease is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. When plaque builds up in the body’s arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. Over time, plaque can harden and narrow the arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body.

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep venous system, predominantly in the legs. Several medical conditions increase the risk of DVT, including cancer and trauma. Other risk factors include older age, surgery, oral contraceptives, pregnancy, the postnatal period, and genetic factors, such as non-O blood type. Additionally, being immobile due to bed rest or sitting on long flights can also increase the risk for DVT.

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