Diagnosing Vascular Conditions at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
Vascular conditions include diseases and disorders of the circulatory system. They affect your veins, arteries, and other blood vessels. Some vascular conditions, such as spider veins, pose no real medical threat. Others, such as a blood clot, are life threatening.
Some vascular conditions are chronic, developing over a long time and requiring ongoing treatment. Others are acute. They come on quickly and may clear up just as quickly with treatment.
At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals, our experts treat a range of vascular conditions in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Call (702) 616-4900 or Find a Doctor to learn more about keeping your arteries and veins healthy.
Symptoms of Vascular Conditions
Because of the many cardiology conditions known to affect blood vessels, the symptoms and signs of vascular conditions range from mild fatigue and pain to trouble breathing. They also depend on the specific veins or arteries involved. “Systemic” vascular conditions affect your entire vascular system. Inflammation of the blood vessels, or vasculitis, is one example.
Vascular conditions include:
- Blood clots
- Aortic aneurysms
- Coronary artery disease
- Vascular dementia
- Pelvic venous congestion syndrome
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral artery disease (sometimes called PAD or peripheral vascular disease)
- Deep venous thrombosis
- Chronic venous insufficiency, including spider veins or varicose veins
- Temporal (giant cell) arteritis
- Kidney (renal) artery stenosis
Causes of Vascular Conditions
Vascular conditions can be caused by structural problems with the blood vessels,
genetic abnormalities, and many other medical conditions. A family history of certain diseases may put you at higher risk for developing a vascular condition. Lifestyle choices such smoking also can raise your risk.
Treating & Preventing of Vascular Conditions in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
The prevention and treatment of any vascular condition depends on your overall health and the severity of the condition. Treatment can slow the progression of the disease, relieve symptoms, or stop complications of the disease or the condition.
Some vascular conditions may be preventable by making heart-healthy lifestyle choices that include quitting smoking and engaging in regular exercise. At Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican, we offer smoking cessation classes as well as nutrition, fitness, and wellness classes to help you make more healthful choices. These practices can also help slow disease progression.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals offers comprehensive and personalized treatment for vascular conditions in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.