A number of diseases that can affect arteries and veins throughout the body but the most common vascular disease is atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. This condition affects virtually every artery within the body. Peripheral Vascular Disease includes all the arteries and veins in the body except those within the heart and within the brain.

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Angioplasty
An article and some images about this procedure.
Arteriovenous Malformation
Information sheet compiled by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Dr Caine and Partners
Well written explanations of most vascular surgery procedures and postoperative follow up protocols.
eMedicine: Peripheral Vascular Injuries
Text for medical professionals as well as people interested in vascular trauma.
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome Support Group
Offers a mission, activities, and an e-mail list.
NHS Choices: Air Embolism
Provides information on this condition caused by an air bubble trapped in a blood vessel. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
NHS Choices: Embolism
An embolism occurs when a foreign body travels through the bloodstream before becoming lodged in a blood vessel and blocking the flow of blood.
Pacemaker Information
Austrian cardiologist Wolfgang Scheibelhofer offers information for pacemaker patients and for physicians treating such patients.
Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication
Patient handout on claudication from the AAFP.
Vascular Disease Information
Offers information on Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm and Lower Extremity Ischemia. Includes diagnosis, symptoms, self care and surgical interventions for treatment. Clinic located in San Francisco, schedule your appointment from the web page.
Vein.co.uk
A UK expert on veins and venous conditions explains treatments and therapies for disorders.
Vitamin C and Vascular Disease
New information about vitamins and vascular disease.

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