Dehydration has a drastic effect on vascular health. When you don't drink enough water you loose blood volume in your body as would be expected. As you lose water and blood volume the blood that remains begins to thicken and makes it harder for the muscles to be supplied with blood and increases the risk for blood clots.
An ABI is a non-invasive test used to check for how well blood is flowing throughout a patient's body, specifically through the arms and legs. The ABI compares the blood pressure at the ankles to the blood pressure at the arm. This test is generally done to check for the presence or severity of Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD. [...]
An ultrasound that is used inside of the artery in conjunction with angiography. This allows our Vascular Surgeons to have a real-time look at the plaque build up inside the vessel to be treated. It also helps size the diameter of the vessel and the severity of the blockage in order to optimally treat the area. This measuring capability allows [...]
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a progressively occlusive (or blocking) disease where plaque builds up on the arterial wall of the artery. The disease progresses over time as the plaque builds up from a point where the individual has no symptoms all the way down to the point where amputation becomes a possibility due to the lack of blood flow [...]
Smoking increases individuals risk of Peripheral Artery Disease by 4x or 400% If you are a current or former smoker & age 50 + visit one of our board-certified Vascular Surgeons to receive the Peripheral Artery Disease care you need from the specialists you deserve!
Introducing another wonderful new vascular provider Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Jen Gray at the Western Vascular Institute, Mesa Center. Jen completed her RN at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing and her NP from Grand Canyon University. She has 7 years of experience as an NP & 13 as a nurse. Jen loves improving the health & well [...]