Are you aware that a stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in adults in the United States? More specifically, one third of all strokes are due to carotid artery disease. Your two carotid arteries are located on either side of your neck,
Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing plaque buildup from the carotid arteries, which are located in the neck and supply blood to the brain. This blog post aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of carotid endarterectomy,
The “Five P’s” of Peripheral Vascular Disease The “Five P’s” of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) are a set of clinical signs and symptoms used to assess and diagnose vascular compromise in the extremities. These indicators help healthcare professionals evaluate the severity and progression of PVD.
Intravascular Ultrasound Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a medical imaging technique that allows for the visualization of blood vessels from the inside. It involves the use of a tiny ultrasound probe that is threaded into the blood vessels through a catheter, providing detailed images of the vessel walls and structures.
Transcatheter Deep Vein Arterialization Transcatheter arterialization of the deep vein system is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLI). CLI is a condition in which the blood supply to the limbs is severely reduced, leading to pain,
DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins, obstructing blood flow. If left untreated, the clot can break loose and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, a life-threatening complication. This potentially life-threatening condition occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins,
Endovascular surgery, also known as endovascular therapy or intervention, is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat various conditions within blood vessels, typically in the arteries and veins. Unlike traditional open surgery, which requires large incisions, endovascular surgery involves accessing the affected blood vessels through small punctures or incisions.
Wound Care and the Role of a Vascular Surgeon Introduction: Wound care is a critical aspect of healthcare, especially for individuals with underlying vascular conditions. Vascular surgeons play a crucial role in managing and treating wounds, particularly those related to compromised blood flow.
Why are vascular ultrasounds necessary? Detailed Vascular Assessment: A vascular ultrasound study is necessary because it provides a non-invasive and painless way to evaluate your blood vessels. It helps identify blockages, narrowing, or abnormalities in the arteries and veins throughout your body.
Claudication is a medical condition that affects many individuals, causing discomfort and limitations in daily activities. If you experience pain or cramping in your legs during physical exertion, you might be dealing with claudication. In this blog post, we will delve into the causes,