Patient Education2018-05-18T00:33:12+00:00

Patient Education


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Aortic Arch Conditions

Aortic Arch Conditions Basic Facts  • Aortic arch conditions eventually block the blood vessels that [...]

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease Basic Facts  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease is the narrowing or blockage of [...]

Arm Artery Disease

Arm Artery Disease Basic Facts  • Arm artery disease, also called upper extremity arterial disease, [...]

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Disease Basic Facts  • Carotid artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of [...]

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis Basic Facts  • Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in one [...]

Diabetic Vascular Disease

Diabetic Vascular Disease Basic Facts  • Diabetic vascular disease refers to hardening of the arteries [...]

Digital Artery Conditions

Digital Artery Conditions Basic Facts  • Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder in which the fingers [...]


Hyperlipidemia Basic Facts  • Physicians use the term hyperlipidemia to describe several conditions in which [...]


Hypertension Basic Facts  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is sometimes called "the silent killer" [...]

Leg Artery Disease

Leg Artery Disease Basic Facts  • Leg artery disease, also called peripheral artery disease (PAD), [...]

Liver Disease

Liver Disease Basic Facts  • The liver, a football-sized organ in the abdomen, carries out [...]


Lymphedema Basic Facts  • Lymphedema occurs when lymphatic fluid accumulates in the soft tissue in [...]

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Basic Facts  • Pelvic congestion syndrome is a cause of chronic pelvic [...]

Portal Hypertension

Portal Hypertension Basic Facts  • The portal vein, which connects the intestines and the liver, [...]

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism Basic Facts  • When a blood clot travels from the veins in the [...]

Renal Failure

Renal Failure Basic Facts  • Renal failure is the loss of kidney function. Renal failure [...]