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.
Please submit only sites dealing with peripheral vascular disease, diagnosis, testing and treatment. Cardiovascular goes in the category above this.
Blockage or narrowing of the arteries in the neck can cause patients to suffer a stroke which occurs when part of the brain gets inadequate blood flow and dies. Since it is very difficult to reverse the damage once it has occurred, successful management of this condition requires early recognition of the disease, often even before symptoms occur, and prompt, safe treatment.
Please submit sites related to Carotid Occlusive Disease, Stroke, TIA, RIND, testing for same. Stroke rehabilitation is a different area.
Degos Disease is a rare systemic disorder that affects small and medium sized arteries, causing them to become blocked (occlusive arteriopathy).
Disease marked by paroxysmal, bilateral vasodilatation, particularly of the extremities, with burning pain, and increased skin temperature and redness.
Sites listed here will represent support networks with a physical address and/or a web presence. Those with a physical address may also be submitted to the relevant Regional subcategory.
Moyamoya Disease is a progressive disease that affects the blood vessels in the brain (cerebrovascular). It is characterized by narrowing and/or closing of the main artery to the brain (carotid).
Characterized by abnormal constriction of the arteries of the extremities, particularly the fingers; usually appears following exposure to cold.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding into the subarachnoid space, the area between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater surrounding the brain. This may occur spontaneously, usually from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, or may result from head injury.
A subdural hematoma is a form of traumatic brain injury in which blood gathers between the brain and the skull.
These groups, communities, or meeting places provide an opportunity for people with a common experience (such as a condition or disease, or a care-giving role) to share their concerns, and to seek and offer information and advice.
Sites listed here will represent support networks with a physical address and/or a web presence. Those with a physical address may also be submitted to the relevant Regional subcategory.
Also known as Buerger's Disease. Arteries, most often in the legs and feet, become inflamed and accluded, causing burning, numbness, tingling, and if inadequate blood supply continues, phlebitis, tissue damage and possible gangrene.
Deep veins are veins that exist deep within the body, primarily in the arms, shoulder, legs, pelvis, and neck. The deep veins in the legs and pelvis are particularly prone to developing blood clots, especially following surgery or an injury, in bedridden patients, or after prolonged sitting. This results in a common and serious condition known as deep venous thrombosis or DVT. Clots that break free from their point of origin and then travel to the lungs are known as pulmonary emboli and can be fatal.
Please only submit sites dealing with the health aspects of DVTs, pulmonary emboli, and related thrombosis events.

Sites primarily selling products (e.g. selling items to help people avoid DVTs or to make sufferers more comfortable) should be submitted to an appropriate subcategory under Shopping. Sites primarily dealing with drugs used in the prevention and/or treatment of thrombosis should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory under Drugs and Medications.

Varicose veins are veins on the leg which are large, twisted, and ropelike, and can cause pain, swelling, or itching. They are an extreme form of telangiectasia, or spider veins.
This category contains information about varicose veins.

Physician sites, which are local to a specific area, should be submitted to a Regional/Health category instead.

An uncommon disease, characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). Wegener's granulomatosis primarily affects the respiratory tract and the kidneys.