Vascular and vein care refers to the treatments and services you need to keep your blood vessels healthy and functional. Your vascular system includes the veins and arteries that pump blood throughout your body. The veins carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart while oxygenated blood flows out of the heart and into the arteries.
Personalized vascular and vein care improves conditions that result from blood vessel dysfunction. Your blood vessels may be narrow due to plaque buildup, the valves within your veins may be weak, or you may develop blood clots. Clearly, vascular complications develop in many different ways.
Here are a few conditions that may benefit from vascular and vein care at Palm Beach Heart & Vascular:
Palm Beach Heart & Vascular experts evaluate you starting with a physical exam. Then, they may perform tests to evaluate your blood flow. They also consider your medical history and family medical history while making a diagnosis.
While lifestyle changes alone can make a major difference for your vascular health, it’s common to need other treatments, too. To optimize your vascular and vein health, your providers at Palm Beach Heart & Vascular might use:
Diagnostic services, like venous ultrasounds, provide answers about your circulation, the function of your blood vessels, and any obstructions that are present. They can also assess the success of various treatments, like stents.
Vascular intervention involves minimally invasive treatments that improve your circulation. Your provider may use vascular intervention techniques to place a stent, dissolve a blood clot, or expand a narrow artery.
Assistive devices, like compression garments to boost circulation or orthotics to improve walking with leg pain, are a valuable part of vascular and vein care.
Prescriptions can improve the effectiveness of other treatments or make a difference on their own. Anti-clotting medications, for example, help prevent blood clots and possible complications, such as stroke.
If you’d like to learn more about vascular and vein care, call Palm Beach Heart & Vascular or book an appointment online today.