As the body’s network of blood vessels located outside of the brain and heart, the vascular system includes the arteries, veins, and capillaries. Diseases affecting the vascular system are common but can be serious because the vascular system keeps blood flowing through the body, so every organ and limb gets sufficient oxygen and nutrients they need. Vascular health and cardiovascular health are closely related.
When your vascular system is healthy, you’ll have pain-free limbs and feel vibrant and filled with energy. Preventative vascular care can prevent strokes and heart attacks, especially for patients at risk of cardiovascular issues.
Vascular Disease Treatments
The most common treatments for vascular disease include medications to manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels, ultrasounds for monitoring the condition of the blood vessels, endovascular surgery to remove arterial blockages, and open vascular surgery.