Our team of vascular clinicians are available to provide unique insight and truly understand patient needs.
Through our vascular team of experienced clinicians, LTC Docs is able to provide solutions that help to reduce your operating costs and hospital readmissions. Our team of vascular surgeons, CPAs, MBAs and other professionals are available to provide unique insight and truly understand patient needs. With help from LTC Docs, you’ll have more time to focus on what truly matters: providing superior care to your patients.
Every day, we are meeting the needs of patients with extraordinarily diverse problems, including those in crisis situations, such as strokes, threatened limbs, kidney failure, and the complications of diabetes. Vascular diseases—including aneurysms, vein and artery disorders—are conditions that affect the system’s ability to function, and can cause serious or even fatal trauma.
According to recent data, with the increase in obesity and Type II diabetes in Americans and as the population ages, it is estimated that by 2024 vascular disease will take the lives of over 2 million Americans each year.
Diagnosable Vascular Disease Components
- Aortic aneurysm: A bulge or “ballooning” in the wall of the aortic artery, which runs through the chest and abdomen
- Renal artery stenosis: A narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys, causing them to retain more salt and water, which raises blood pressure to potentially dangerous levels
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): A narrowing of the blood vessels outside of your heart due to the buildup of plaque (fat and cholesterol) on the walls of the arteries. If it becomes severe, it could cause tissue death in the legs, and even lead to amputation of the foot or leg.
- Venous Insufficiency: A condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart, because the valves inside the veins stop working properly.
- Varicose Veins: Swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin, usually in the legs, but can also form in other parts of the body.
Vascular Disease Risk Factors to Consider
When evaluating your risk of vascular disease, the following elements must be factored in:
- Cigarette smoking
- High cholesterol / Carotid Artery Disease
- Family history
- Illness or injury
- Physical exercise habits
- Long periods of sitting or standing still
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