To us, even your minor arteries are major
Your vascular system runs your entire body. When something goes wrong,
we’re here to help.
Our experts who diagnose and treat vascular disease take a comprehensive approach,
caring for your heart and vascular system as one.
It’s important to know the risks and signs of some of the most common
An aneurysm, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), happens when
a weakened part of the blood vessel expands like a balloon. Because there
are often no symptoms, aneurysms are discovered through diagnostic testing
and imaging including an X-ray, MRI or CT scan.
Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty plaque in your artery walls. This
condition increases the risk of heart attack or stroke. Some experience
pain from atherosclerosis but others see no symptoms.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots in Veins [VTE])
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot or thrombus forms
in a deep vein. It is most often found in the leg, but can appear in the
arm or other part of the body. Symptoms include pain, especially deep
in the muscle, swelling, aching or tenderness, red or warm skin or fever.
Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots in Veins [VTE])
A pulmonary embolism starts when part of a clot in the leg (deep vein thrombosis)
breaks off and travels to the lungs, cutting off blood flow. It’s
important to call 911 immediately if you have any of these symptoms: chest
pain, trouble breathing, coughing (may cough up blood), fainting, fast
heartbeat or sweating.
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid artery disease refers to the narrowing of the carotid artery due
to plaque buildup. This damaging of the arteries can lead to stroke if
untreated. Symptoms include shortness of breath, palpitations (irregular
heart beats, skipped beats, or a "flip-flop" feeling in your
chest), weakness or dizziness, nausea or sweating.
Lymphedema occurs when the flow of lymph fluid is disrupted, which can
lead to swelling of small vessels around the body.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), also known as peripheral vascular disease
(PVD), happens when blood flow through the arteries is reduced because
of plaque buildup, often occurring in the legs and feet. Symptoms include
leg pain, sometimes while walking, cool skin, loss of hair on legs or
thinning of the skin on legs.
Varicose veins are veins in the legs that bulge or look twisted. Symptoms
include legs that ache or swell, feel heavy and tired, or like they’re burning.
The same factors that cause heart disease can make you more likely to have
a stroke. It’s important to call 911 right away if you display any
stroke symptoms, which can include sudden numbness or weakness of the
face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion
or trouble speaking or understanding, sudden trouble seeing, sudden trouble
walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination, or sudden, severe
headache with no known cause.