What is Vascular Disease?
Vascular disease is a complex group of conditions driven by atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque (fats, cholesterol, and other substances) within and on the walls of your arteries. This process can disrupt the flow of blood through the body causing veins to swell and bulge, arteries to narrow or become blocked, and can deprive organs and tissues of oxygen.
Vascular disease can affect many different areas of your body, from the brain and vessels of the neck to the heart and lungs, abdomen, arms and legs. It’s a progressive disease that requires consistent management by a vascular expert.