Veins are present in a wide variety of sizes (ranging from microscopic, up to 2-3cm diameter in the torso). Although the diameter and precise anatomic location of veins has some degree of variability
Tiny veins (less than 1mm in diameter) visible on the skin surface are commonly called “spider veins”. The name “spider vein“ refers to the web-like appearance of these veins when clustered together.
The aorta is a large caliber artery that serves as the primary outflow vessel from the heart. The aorta courses through the chest into the abdomen, where it divides into the right and left iliac arteries.
For patients who are not good candidates for angioplasty, or who have already failed a prior angioplasty attempt, lower extremity bypass surgery is a well-established and highly effective procedure.
When traumatic injury occurs the process of wound healing relies on a complex interplay between various body systems (cellular, immune, hematologic and metabolic processes).
Interest in alternative options for preventing, treating, and stopping the progression of venous disease continues to grow. Studies have shown encouraging potential for many herbal supplements and alternative medications, and current research promises to advance our understanding of these natural treatments.
Vein problems are a common cause of leg swelling. In many patients leg swelling may be the only symptom of venous disease.
A catheter is a thin tube made from medical grade materials. Catheters are medical devices that can be inserted in the body to treat diseases or perform a surgical procedure
Peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD, is a common (and under-diagnosed) condition. In the United States an estimated 10 million people are affected with PAD.