Tag: Vascular Surgery

Roughly two in every five pregnant women will experience varicose veins during their pregnancy.1 There’s certainly a lot to keep track of when you’re expecting, and your vascular health is no exception. In this article, we discuss why varicose veins…

A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs when the upper part of the aorta becomes weakened. This can lead to a tear in the artery wall and result in dangerous bleeding. Some aortic aneurysms do not grow or rupture, but others may…

Kidneys are bean shaped fist size organs present in the back, just below the ribs. They are responsible for excreting waste, maintaining salt concentration and blood pressure in the body. The kidney is supplied by an artery called renal artery.…

Claudication is a condition that refers to cramping and pain in the legs, often caused by poor blood flow. It’s most often felt while walking or taking part in some other type of physical activity and eases up a bit…

Blood returns to the heart from the body via the veins. Veins are equipped with valves to ensure unidirectional flow of blood. Incompetency of these valves causes blood to pool in the veins instead of returning to the heart; this…

Peripheral artery diseases (PAD) are a group of disorders characterised by narrowing of, or obstruction in, the arteries supplying to the hands and the legs. Atherosclerosis, narrowing of arteries due to deposition of fats in the wall, is the leading cause…

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a part of a group of disorders which are collectively referred to as Venous Thromboembolic Diseases (VTE) . This group of disorders are characterised by formation of blood clots, abnormally, in the veins, arteries or the…

Varicose veins are a part of a group of disorders called chronic venous disease. About 23% of adults in US are affected by this disease, if spider telengactesiaand spider veins are also considered them the prevalence rises to about 80%. The…

Carotid artery disease is responsible for 10-20% of strokes. The disease is caused due to narrowing of the carotid arteries due to deposition of cholesterol in the vessel walls. Damage to the wall may cause further narrowing by formation of blood…

The blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain via the neck are called the carotid arteries. You can feel their pulsations in your neck. Narrowing of these vessels, due to deposition of fat and cholesterol in its wall, causes…