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Lower extremity arterial

The arterial vessels of the lower legs provide oxygenated blood distally. These vessels can become blocked or narrowed due to plaque deposits or hardening of the arterial walls. This leads to reduced blood-flow to the lower legs and causes a … Continue reading

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Carotid

The carotid arteries are vessels that carry blood up to the brain. Plaque deposits may build up on the walls of this vessel and can break loose, traveling to the brain and causing a stroke. Stroke is a leading cause … Continue reading

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Aorta

The abdominal Aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body and runs mid-line just left of your spine. It may becomes enlarged due to hypertension or hardening of the vessel walls. This can lead to leakage or rupture, and … Continue reading

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Arterial Fibrillation

Arterial Fibrillation or A-Fib, is an irregular heartbeat often caused by heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, caffeine or congenital heart defect. A-Fib can cause a blood clot in the heart that travels up to the brain and causes a stroke.

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Lower extremity venous

The venous vessels of the lower legs bring blood back from the legs to the heart. If the flow of blood becomes stagnant due to leg injury, surgery, inactivity or hereditary factors, a blood clot can form. This causes pain, … Continue reading

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