We have compiled a list of informative websites to help you find out more about vascular health. There are sites out there with misleading or inaccurate content. It is important that you refer to reputable sites like these when you are browsing the Internet for information pertaining to vascular health.
Government agency website that offers an online source of credible health information.
The eMedicine point-of-care clinical reference features up-to-date, searchable, peer-reviewed medical articles organized in specialty-focused textbooks, and is continuously updated with practice-changing evidence culled daily from the medical literature.
Health Information from the National Library of Medicine.
WebMD provides credible health information, as well as supportive community and educational services, by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary and medical review.
The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness.
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Long-Time Patient Overcomes Circulatory Issues with Doctor's Help
We’ve long been told that our genes are our destiny. But today advances in the medical field are making it possible for many of the adverse effects of genetics to be counteracted. Thankfully so for Mary Reeves.
Heart disease runs in her family and Mary herself underwent heart bypass surgery in 1998. The procedure helped lower her risk for a heart attack, but she now deals with lingering issues in her legs. That’s why she’s been a long-time patient of vascular surgeon Jerry Light, M.D., at CVT Surgical Associates of Bedford.
The 67-year-old first met Dr. Light in 2003 when she started experiencing pain in her legs and decreased mobility. It was then that she was further diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that causes narrowing of the arteries. Dr. Light performed bypass surgery in her left leg with an aim of promoting healthier blood flow. The procedure involved redirecting blood through a grafted blood vessel to bypass her damaged artery. Unfortunately, Mary’s PAD was so severe that the graft didn’t take well.
“The leg bypass failure rate is rather high often due to the low quality of available replacement vessels, as was the case in Mary’s situation, but we’re being proactive and making strides in keeping her circulatory issues in check,” said Dr. Light.
Mary has continued to place her faith in Dr. Light, and more recently underwent another bypass procedure. This time on her right leg.
“It wasn’t an easy surgery to recover from, but I have gradually returned to walking,” Mary said. “Dr. Light is always very kind and upfront with information. I have seen him so long that he knows me like a family member or friend, and I view him in the same way.”
Mary sees Dr. Light every three months for ultrasound monitoring to detect any signs of additional narrowing in either of her legs. She knows that while her heart disease and PAD won’t go away, her vascular surgeon has the knowledge and tools to help her keep moving and on a path to better health.
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