Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton offers the latest advancements to diagnose and treat vascular disease.
As your heart beats, it works to pump blood through the circulatory system. According to the Vascular Disease Foundations, vascular disease is any disease that impacts the circulatory system. Unfortunately, many people are unaware they have the disease until complications arise.
Physicians at Texas Health Denton have the training and experience to diagnose and treat the various forms of vascular disease, including:
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects the arteries carrying blood to the organs, head and limbs, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The NIH states that carotid artery disease (CAD) results from damage to the inner layer of the carotid arteries due to risk factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or smoking. Damage to the arteries causes plaque buildup that can slowly narrow or completely block the carotid arteries.
Symptoms of CAD include:
- Inability to speak clearly
- Loss of vision in one eye
- Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
While open surgical treatments are available for CAD, the disease also can be treated through a minimally invasive procedure that involves the placement of stents.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges, according to the Vascular Disease Foundation. The aorta is one of the largest arteries that helps deliver oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body.