Treating your veins, clearing your arteries: your vascular system circulates blood throughout your body with every beat of your heart and transports nutrients to where they’re needed. Vascular disease interrupt this system’s job.
Vascular disease is often called a silent killer and presents few symptoms. It is important to see a vascular doctor to assess your risk. The surgical and non-surgical treatment options offered by our team, through partnership with Sanford Health, can help keep you healthy.
Common risk factors for vascular disease include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Slow or non-healing sores on feet or legs
- Aching, cramping or pain in limbs while exercising
- Family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
What are vascular diseases?
Our vascular team diagnoses and treats problems in your veins and arteries, including:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm: The aorta is your body’s main blood vessel. An abdominal aortic aneurysm means that your aorta is enlarged and could burst.
- Carotid artery disease: Your carotid arteries are in your neck. They carry blood from the heart to the brain. Carotid artery disease occurs when these arteries are narrowed by cholesterol buildup. Blocked or narrowed arteries can lead to a stroke.
- Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, feet or face.
- Peripheral arterial disease: A condition where buildup in the walls of your arteries reduces the blood flow to your limbs.
- Thoracic outlet syndrome: Caused by your collarbone or first rib jamming against the blood vessels in your shoulders or neck. This is caused by trauma, repetitive injuries, pregnancy or an extra rib.
- Varicose and spider veins: Varicose veins are swollen and damaged veins that are most common in the legs and feet.
- Limb preservation and non-healing wounds: Most amputations are preventable. Get treatment as early as possible for non-healing injuries.
- Pulmonary embolism: A blood clot in your lung that causes shortness of breath, cough and chest pain.
- Deep vein thrombosis: A dangerous condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein.