Arterial Conditions

Carotid Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and Lower Limb Arterial Disease (also known as PAD)

Carotid Artery Disease

You have two arteries in your neck, taking blood from your heart to your brain.  Disease occurs inside these arteries when you get a buildup of waxy plaque.  Plaque can clog the vessels delivering blood to your brain.  This puts you at risk of a stroke or TIA, both are medical emergencies.  Surgical treatment is called a Carotid Endarterectomy. 

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

Aortic aneurysms are dilatations of the aorta, which is the main artery from the heart supplying blood to the body. The walls of the aorta can swell or bulge out like a small balloon if they become weak.  An abdominal aneurysm often grows slowly and without symptoms.  It can be life threatening if it ruptures. However there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make, we have registered nurses to help you implement those changes.  Specialist Vein Health offer an ongoing surveillance program if you are diagnosed. This is done at the SVH ultrasound lab with an ultrasonographer.   Our two vascular surgeons offer the latest vascular treatment(s) for this arterial condition.

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Lower Limb Arterial Disease

Also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a circulatory problem in which narrowing leg arteries cause reduced blood flow to lower limbs. When your legs do not receive enough blood flow to them, it can lead to a number symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking.

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