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The Truth “Vascular” about Heart Disease

Senior family couple exercising outdoors. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, and stroke is second only to heart disease as the number one killer in this country. The good news is that most people with these conditions are not aware that they are at risk. You can do something about it right now!

The truth is, most heart attacks are caused by damage to the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. This damage can happen when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of these arteries over time. And this damage can be prevented.

What Is Vascular Disease?

Vascular disease refers to any problem involving your blood vessels (arteries). The arteries are tubes that carry blood through the body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to cells while removing waste products.

Arteries can become narrowed or hardened due to blockages which decrease blood flow through them. Arterial narrowing often leads to high blood pressure (hypertension), which causes an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Arterial blockage may also occur due to fatty deposits (plaque) on the walls of the artery which further reduces blood flow through them.

What Are The Risk Factors For Vascular Disease?

There are many things you can do to prevent a blockage from occurring and reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke:

  • Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruit & vegetables
  • Get regular exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Manage your stress levels
  • Maintain ideal body weight & cholesterol levels

The Minimally Invasive Vascular Center can help your vascular disease by providing you with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan that takes into account your medical history, lifestyle, and overall health. Our team will work with you to develop a plan that addresses your individual needs and goals.

Our team of highly skilled interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, and other specialists provide complete diagnostic and treatment services for vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, and venous disease.

We offer all forms of minimally invasive surgery including robotic-assisted surgical techniques, which allow us to perform procedures through smaller incisions with less trauma to surrounding tissue, thereby reducing recovery time and helping you get back on your feet much sooner than traditional open surgery would allow. Call the Minimally Invasive Vascular Center today at 855-803-MIVC to schedule your consultation!

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