Vascular Conditions & Treatments
The physicians at The Heart House specialize in treating a variety of venous conditions and diseases using the most advanced procedures available.
What You Should Know:
Varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, swollen veins, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are common vascular conditions that we treat regularly.
While these conditions do not always pose an immediate health risk, they can cause discomfort, swelling, circulation issues, and undesirable aesthetic appearances. If you are experiencing discomfort from varicose veins or are unhappy with how they look on your body, there are a variety of treatment options available to eliminate or significantly reduce their visibility. Explore the different vein conditions that we treat:
Tortuous veins are abnormally twisted or winding veins, typically in the legs. These often develop due to faulty valves in the veins that prevent proper blood flow back to the heart, causing blood to pool in the veins.
Cosmetic (Spider) Veins
Cosmetic spider veins are small, reddish-purple veins that typically appear on the legs and face. They have a web-like or tree-branch appearance and are often caused by sun exposure, aging, genetics, hormonal changes, valve deficiency, and pregnancy.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where the veins in the legs have trouble sending blood back up to the heart, resulting in the pooling of blood in the veins. Weakened valves inside the leg veins can lead to swollen, enlarged veins, such as tortuous veins. While there is no cure for CVI, treatment can effectively manage symptoms and improve the quality of life for those affected.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition where blood clots form in the body's deep veins, usually in the legs. DVT can be caused by prolonged immobility, injury, surgery, pregnancy, and inherited blood clotting disorders.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the arms and legs become narrowed or blocked. This can reduce blood flow to the extremities, causing numbness, weakness, or pain.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a term used for a range of disorders that affect the blood vessels outside the heart and brain. These conditions can significantly impact circulation, leading to pain, discomfort, and other potential complications.
Could PAD be Affecting Your Legs?
Take Our Free Online Assessment to Find Out
Our easy-to-use online self-assessment tool can help determine if you may be at risk for vascular conditions such as PAD or PVD. Take the assessment to see if you should schedule an appointment with one of our vascular specialists.
Advanced Diagnostic Testing Possibilities
A vascular ultrasound is an imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate blood flow through the arteries and veins. This advanced diagnostic tool offers detailed information that can be used to diagnose and guide the treatment of numerous conditions affecting the veins and arteries.
Peripheral Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
Peripheral CTA is a non-invasive imaging technique used to evaluate vascular conditions beyond the heart. This advanced medical imaging technology utilizes X-rays and computer technology to create detailed images of the blood vessels in the peripheral areas of the body, including the arms, legs, abdomen, and pelvis.
Other common diagnostic tests offered include:
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Screening
An ankle-brachial index (ABI) screening is a simple, noninvasive test used to check for peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the legs. It compares the blood pressure in the ankles to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well blood is flowing.