Vascular Disease

When it comes to your vascular health, the Palm Beach Health Network offers the latest technology and therapy advancements to deliver quality, comprehensive care to our patients with diseases of the vascular system - the arteries and the veins. 

What is Vascular Disease?

Vascular problems involve damaged or diseased blood vessels that may have difficulty providing blood flow throughout the body's blood vessels. There is an entire spectrum of circulatory disorders, including the most common problem, atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.

What Are The Symptoms Vascular Diseases

The symptoms of vascular disease may very depending on the type of condition, but some of the most common symptoms include:

- Muscle pain, heaviness or cramps
- Sudden numbness or weariness in the legs, ankles, feet, or arms
- Lack or loss coordination
- Lack of balance

What Are The Risk Factors for Vascular Disease

There are different sets of risk factors for each type of vascular disease. Some of the most common risk factors include:
- Age (older people are at higher risk)
- Diabetes
- Family history of vascular disease
- High cholesterol
- Infection or injury that harms your veins
- Obesity
- Pregnancy
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Smoking

Types of Vascular Diseases

Vascular disease comes in different forms, including:

- Aneurysm (swelling in the wall of an artery)
- Atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in the arteries)
- Blood clots in the veins
- Coronary artery disease (including total occlusion)
- Carotid artery disease (involves blockage of an artery)
- Peripheral artery disease (narrowing of the peripheral arteries outside the heart)
- Raynaud's disease (a disorder that causes blood vessels to narrow when you are feeling stressed or cold)
- Renal artery disease (narrowing of the arteries that serve the kidneys)
- Stroke (happens when blood flow to the brain stops)
- Varicose veins
- Vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation)

Learn More About Peripheral Artery Disease

What Are The Diagnostic Tests or Screenings

If you have symptoms of vascular disease, your doctor may recommend one or a combination of the following tests/screenings:

- Blood tests
- Catheter Angiography
- CT Angiography
- CT Scan
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Exercise ABI
- Heart Screening
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- MR Angiography
- Ultrasound
- Venography

Common Treatments for Vascular Disease

At the Palm Beach Health Network, we tailor-fit our treatments and procedures based on your needs. Our vascular specialists provide research-backed medical care, ranging from recommend lifestyle changes, medicines, non-surgical procedures and/or surgical procedures depending on the severity of your condition. Our vascular specialist utilize state-of-the art equipment and laboratories to treat vascular diseases, include Hybrid Vascular Operating Suites for advanced diagnostic testing and treatment.

Some of the many treatment options we offer include:

- Bypass Surgery
- Endovascular Robotic Surgery & Limb Preservation
- Balloon Angioplasty / Stenting
- Renal Artery Stenting
- Laser Atherectomy
- Blood clot removal
- Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs
- Carotid Artery treatments, including endarterectomy and trans carotid revascularization (TCAR)
- Wound Care

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