Vascular disease describes many conditions that affect the circulatory system, including arteries that carry blood away from the heart and veins which carry blood to the heart. Blood disorders that affect circulation are also categorized as vascular disease.
Types of vascular disease include:
Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral venous disease
Blood clots in the veins
Blood clotting disorder
Renal artery disease
Raynaud’s disease or syndrome
As in most types of heart disease, your physician will discuss your symptoms, medical history and risk factors. In addition,
your physician will perform a physical exam. Diagnostic tests may also be ordered to help identify the best type of treatment for you.
Treatment will vary according to the type of vascular disease
an individual is diagnosed with.