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Other Vascular Conditions

Other Vascular Conditions

In addition to treating Peripheral Artery Disease and Deep Vein Thrombosis, VIC treats patients with a variety of other vascular conditions including Aneurysms, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Critical Limb Ischemia, May-Thurner Syndrome, Mesenteric Artery Stenosis, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Post Thrombotic Syndrome, and Renal Artery Stenosis. Learn more about these conditions including their symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options below.

Aneurysms occur when a part of the artery wall is damaged and weakened, allowing it to “balloon out” or expand.  When the wall of a blood vessel weakens, a balloon-like dilation called an aneurysm sometimes develops over a long time. 

Carotid Artery Stenosis (CAS) is a build-up of plaque made mostly of fat and cholesterol. The plaque causes the arteries to become stiff; this is commonly referred to as hardening of the arteries.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is the most common cardiovascular disorder and is caused by malfunctioning valves in the venous system of the lower legs. When the valves do not work properly, blood pools in the lower legs causing increased pressure, leading to sensations of heaviness and pain. 

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is a condition that worsens over time and presents acutely. As the blood vessels narrow, limiting essential blood flow, immediate intervention is often required for limb salvage; otherwise, patients at this stage are at extreme risk for limb amputation.

May-Thurner Syndrome is a rare anatomic process affecting men and women often discovered between the ages of 20-45, that causes severe left leg swelling, pain, pressure, and leg heaviness. 

Mesenteric Artery Stenosis is the narrowing of the arteries that supplies the blood to the intestines, known as the mesenteric arteries.

Pelvic congestion syndrome (>PCS) affects women causing a chronic dull pelvic pain and a feeling of pressure and heaviness in the groin. PCS is often associated with varicose veins in the lower abdomen, groin, and ovaries.

A common complication of post-thrombotic syndrome can occur in patients after experiencing a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).  The small valves found inside the veins in the arms and legs allow/help the blood to flow properly in the body. If a DVT occurs, the clot/blockage can damage the valves, preventing proper blood flow from happening.

Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) is a condition where the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys narrows.  Renal disease can worsen over time leading to hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney damage, and in worst case scenario, ultimately kidney failure.