Diagnosing & Treating Vascular Conditions in Phoenix, AZ
What are Vascular Conditions?
The Arizona Vein and Laser Institute specialize in diagnosing and treating vascular conditions. Vascular conditions are highly treatable problems that affect your veins and arteries. Since the veins and arteries conduct oxygen to the living cells in your body, it’s important they perform at optimal levels. Our vascular and vein specialists work with you to determine lifestyle changes that affect your vascular health, find the perfect medication to help your diagnosis, and decide if surgery is the best choice for your needs. Since 2005, Arizona Vein Laser Institute cares for our patients with love and compassion at our six locations valley-wide. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Vascular Disease Risk Factors
Various vascular diseases present different symptoms and complications. The most significant thing they all have in common is impacting the veins and arteries, restricting blood flow. The most common cause of vascular diseases is high cholesterol and plaque buildup. Risk factors include:
- Lack of physical activity
- Diets high in saturated fat
- High blood pressure
Carotid Artery Disease
The carotid artery is the large artery that supplies blood to your brain and face. Carotid Artery Disease (CAD) occurs when fat, plaque, and cholesterol build up in this pulsating artery. It can break off, forming smaller arteries that lead to your brain. CAD is one of the most common causes of strokes.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a blood circulation condition that occurs when blood vessels in the neck, pelvis, and abdomen become blocked or narrowed from plaque buildup. PVD often occurs in the lower parts of the body, causing fatigue and pain. It can also severely affect vessels that supply blood to your stomach, arms, kidneys, and intestines.
Peripheral Artery Disease and Complications
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the most common type of PVD. It involves problems with blood flow to your extremities. Atherosclerosis builds plaque, causing blockages that restrict blood flow to your extremities. The most common PAD symptoms include leg cramps, swelling, numbness, changes in skin color, and a weak pulse in the extremities.
Vascular Treatment Options
We’ll determine the best treatment for your vascular condition. Our high-quality treatment options for vascular conditions include:
- Atherectomy – An atherectomy procedure removes fatty build-up in your veins and arteries with a sharp-tip catheter.
- Angioplasty – An angioplasty procedure opens veins to improve blood flow with a balloon-tipped catheter.
- Stent Placement – A stent placement is done with an angioplasty when a patient requires additional assistance to open veins and arteries. A stent helps prevent the veins from collapsing after an angioplasty.
Arterial Wound Care and Evaluation
Vascular and circulatory issues sometimes form various types of wounds. Our experts in venous wound care perform a physical examination to determine the type of wound and discuss the best treatment plan to meet your needs. The most common procedures we perform to treat arterial wounds are compression bandages, antibiotics, dressings, and sterilization.
Contact Arizona Vein and Laser Institute
If you are having vascular symptoms, contact Arizona Vein and Laser Institute. We’ll perform an extensive evaluation to determine your vascular issues and effectively treat them. We focus on vascular care for patients of all ages. Visit one of our six convenient locations. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.