An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. The aorta runs from the heart through the center of the chest and abdomen.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is caused by blockage from the buildup of plaque in your arteries that supply oxygenated blood to your legs and arms. When you develop PAD, your extremities, usually your legs, don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) represents a broad spectrum of clinical issues that result from compression of blood vessels and nerves exiting the chest and neck area and going into the arm.
Carotid arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. Buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries can result in transient ischemic attack (TIA), a temporary loss of function of brain that comes back quickly, or stroke, a more permanent loss of function.
Deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT, is a serious condition in which a blood clot develops in a person’s veins, causing a partial or complete blockage of blood flow. DVT generally causes pain and swelling in the involved area, as well as skin discoloration.
Dialysis is the process used when the kidneys are no longer able to perform the function of filtering blood and you need the help of a machine to do so due to chronic kidney disease. There are two types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Renal and mesenteric artery disease are conditions that develop when the arteries in the abdomen that supply either the kidneys or the intestines become narrow or blocked. If a blockage in the kidney arteries is severe, it can result in high blood pressure that is very tough to control with medications and can further damage the kidneys.
Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive method used to study circulation within the blood vessels of nearly any part of the body. Vascular ultrasounds can also be used to evaluate arteries or veins in nearly any part of the body, including your blood vessels in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs.