Compression stockings are used in the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency. They help reduce or completely alleviate the symptoms of venous disease, prevent blood clots, and are used after varicose vein treatment. Compression stockings squeeze legs to compress veins and keep blood moving in the right direction which is back to the heart.
An Unna boot is a compression gauze dressing filled with Zinc paste. The Unna boot supports the healing of vascular wounds. Generally, an Unna boot is changed weekly by a vascular provider in order to assess the state of the wound and healing progression.
Western Vascular Institute is excited and honored to announce that we have been chosen as 1 of only 6 locations globally to apply a new intravascular ultrasound technology, the IntraSight Mobile IVUS by Philips. This amazing new technology provides smart, accurate images inside vessels allowing vascular surgeons the ability to more accurately visualize,
An Arteriovenous fistula or AV Fistula creation is a surgical connection made by a Vascular Surgeon between an artery and a vein for a patient diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease or ESRD. Typically they are located in the arm and are created to allow for long-term Hemo-Dialysis access.
Vascular Surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage the full spectrum of vascular diseases. “If you only have a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Some vascular “specialists” perform one or two kinds of vascular interventions, so their patients tend to get those treatments.
An ankle-brachial index is a simple and non-invasive test performed to diagnose peripheral vascular disease. The index compares the blood pressure of the legs and arms and creates a ratio that shows the availability of blood to flow freely from one extremity to the other.
Dr. David J. Paolini vascular surgeon with Western Vascular Institute discusses signs, symptoms, and treatment of Peripheral Vascular Diseases.
Pelvic congestion syndrome, also known as vulvar varicosities or ovarian reflux, is a common cause of chronic pain in up to 40% of women. PCS is caused by dilation of the ovarian and Pelvic veins in the lower abdomen. The typical age range when a woman develops PCS is from age 20-45 years old.
Strokes are caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain and are classified by the type of blood flow interruption as listed below. Ischemic stroke – occurs when blood vessel blockage prevents blood flow to the brain due to a plaque build-up in the carotid arteries.
Claudication, also referred to as intermittent claudication, is pain caused by reduced blood flow to the lower extremities. Claudication is a symptom of the disease called Peripheral artery or peripheral vascular disease (PAD or PVD) rather than a disease itself. Claudication can cause: Pain in calves,