Vascular Conditions

Peripheral Arterial Disease

PAD is a chronic disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries to the legs. This buildup typically occurs gradually. If allowed to progress, blood flow in that artery can become limited or blocked all together.

PAD is relatively common, affecting more than 10 million people in the U.S. It is more common in people who are 65 or older, but can occur at nearly any age. Smoking; high blood pressure; high cholesterol or triglycerides; diabetes; kidney failure; and obesity increase your risk for PAD.

Arm Artery Disease

Arm artery disease is rare, and usually indicates other health issues. Typically, blockages in your arm arteries occur when blood clots float there from your heart or from an injured artery within your chest.

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Buerger’s Disease

Buerger’s disease, medically known as thromboangiitis obliterans, is a rare disease affecting the arteries and veins located in the arms and legs. With this condition, your blood vessels swell, inhibiting blood flow and sometimes even leading to blockages from blood clots (thrombi). Over time, this damages, and in some cases, destroys skin tissues and may lead to…

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Peripheral Aneurysm

A weakening in the wall of a blood vessel in your abdomen or sometimes in a leg which results in an abnormally dilated area. This dilated area is prone to: Clotting off and interrupting blood flow. Rupturing and causing serious bleeding. Compressing adjacent tissues. Usually genetic, rarely occur. Peripheral aneurysms are usually genetic; that is,…

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Popliteal Artery Entrapment

Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare vascular disease in which muscle and tendons near the knee are positioned in such a way that they compress the main (popliteal) artery that runs through and behind the knee. This most often occurs in the legs of young athletes, as training over time can lead to…

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Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease is typically signified by fingers and toes losing color and feeling numb and cold. It occurs due to the narrowing of smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin, which limits circulation to affected areas. Also referred to as Raynaud’s phenomenon or syndrome, this condition is most often a response to cold temperatures…

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Subclavian Artery Steal Syndrome

Subclavian Steal Syndrome is a blockage of the subclavian artery which delivers blood to the arms and brain. The artery is located just under the collarbone, and when clogged, causes blood to flow backward. The arm essentially “steals” blood flow intended for the brain.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

A group of conditions that result from compression of the nerves or blood vessels that serve your arms. Usually affects otherwise healthy, young and active people. Treatable, usually no long-term effects Once treated, ideally by combining medical treatment with physical therapy, you should be able to return to an active lifestyle.

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