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Vascular Conditions

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

A common vascular condition caused by plaque build-up in the peripheral arteries. Although PAD can occur in any of the peripheral arteries, it is most commonly affects the legs. Symptoms include pain with walking (claudication).  It's most severe form is critical limb ischemia which can result in non-healing sores on the feet and if untreated, can lead to amputation.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus, affecting up to 80% of women at some point in their lives. Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent urination, and pain during intercourse. If left untreated, uterine fibroids can lead to sexual dysfunction and fertility problems.

Varicose Veins

Bulging in the veins, typically in the lower extremities. Varicose veins are typically caused by chronic venous insufficiency, a condition where the valves inside the veins do not work properly. Varicose veins can be painful and aesthetically problematic. 

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

A DVT is a blood clot that is caused by thickening of the blood flow in the deep veins. Blood clots can be treated by blood thinners or thrombolytic therapy in cases of a large blood clot. Blood clots should be treated quickly to avoid other complications such as pulmonary embolism (PE), a life-threatening condition. 

Carotid Artery Disease

A condition of narrowing in the carotid arteries, or the main arteries that supply blood flow to your brain. Carotid artery disease can lead to TIA or stroke if left untreated. 

Dialysis Access

A dialysis access is most commonly referred to as a fistula or dialysis graft. These are used to provide peripheral access for dialysis for patients with end-stage renal disease.  A well functioning access can optimize dialysis and avoid complications from temporary dialysis catheters.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

AAA refers to dilation of the aorta, which is the main blood vessel in the body, providing circulation to all organs and extremities. A weakness in the arterial wall causes a bulge in the artery.  If untreated, this can lead to aneurysm rupture, a potentially fatal complication.

Peripheral Aneurysms

Aneurysm refers to a dilated blood vessel caused by weakness in the blood vessel wall. Peripheral aneurysms can cause blood clots or bleeding if not treated.

Renal Artery Stenosis

Narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys by plaque can lead to high blood pressure or silent loss of kidney function.

Mesenteric Ischemia

Refers to a condition of narrowing in the arteries that supply blood flow to the digestive organs. Mesenteric ischemia can cause weight loss and extreme pain after eating.

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