Atherosclerosis, which is a form of arterial disease, is a condition in which fatty deposits (plaque) build up within the inner walls of the arteries throughout your body. Arteries are responsible to carry oxygenated blood to your heart, brain, extremities, and organs. Over time, these plaques can enlarge and harden. When this happens, your arteries become severely narrowed or even blocked, limiting the flow of blood throughout the body and severe complications can present. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a commonly used term for atherosclerosis in the arteries of the upper and lower extremities. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) refers to atherosclerosis in the major arteries that supply blood to your heart.
The most commonly reported signs and symptoms are severe cramping or pain in the legs during the night or with walking, wounds to the lower legs and feet, changes in the color or temperature of the extremities, heart attacks, strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIA). These can be medical emergencies requiring immediate treatment.
Major risk factors of atherosclerosis include a history of smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, obesity, lack of exercise and family history.
At Comprehensive Integrated Care, our medical team includes leading experts in arterial disease diagnosis and treatment. If you or someone you love are at risk of arterial disease, or have symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today for an initial consultation with one of our specialists. Our doctors will evaluate you and recommend that you are tested for the disease and related complications. If you are diagnosed with arterial disease, your doctor will initiate medical management to include lifestyle modification (diet/exercise) and medications, which are combined with minimally invasive non-surgical methods to treat the disease. This is all done on an outpatient basis in one of our many locations.
At Comprehensive Integrated Care (CiC), our dedicated team of top vascular specialists includes experts in arterial disease. We are devoted to providing you with superior treatment and management of arterial disease, starting the moment you first walk through our doors.
As a new patient referred to one of our CiC Centers, our expert medical staff will first meet with you for an initial arterial disease consultation and examination. We will take your weight, height, and vital signs, obtain your complete medical history and basic information, and perform a thorough physical exam.
Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care, while advancing the understanding and prevention of arterial disease. We understand the importance of making your initial consultation and exam a positive experience and the first step towards better health.
At Comprehensive Integrated Care, medical management of arterial disease centers around the dedicated treatment of atherosclerosis, which is progressive plaque buildup and hardening within the inner lining of arteries. Our physicians, who are experts in arterial disease will devise a management plan to thoroughly address your signs, symptoms, and health goals. This may include lifestyle management techniques of weight loss and exercise, and/or the addition of certain medications or other therapies dependent on your health needs.
This includes treatment for:
Arterial disease often requires more than lifestyle changes and medications to effectively relieve symptoms. If your condition does not respond to conservative treatment, your doctor may recommend additional treatment options.
At Comprehensive Integrated Care, advanced treatment of arterial disease is reserved for patients who are symptomatic, or are at a high risk of serious problems including amputation of a limb, gangrene (a life-threatening condition for a lack of blood flow), heart attack, stroke, or loss of organ function.
Our arterial disease experts use interventions that are non-surgical and minimally invasive. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. These include angiograms, catheterization, angioplasty, and stenting. These therapies are used to effectively treat a range of arterial conditions including:
Comprehensive Integrated Care physicians specialize in a number of state-of-the-art arterial procedures and diagnostic tests. To find out more about them, and how these treatments may help you or a loved one, complete the form below and one of our specialists will contact you
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem. The arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs become narrowed by the buildup of arterial plaque (atherosclerosis), reducing blood flow.
The two most important factors in preventing heart disease are remarkably simple: 1) have a thorough heart health screening to identify your risk factors, and 2) have regular follow-up screenings, in accord with those risk factors.
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