A carotid artery scan is a non-invasive and safe procedure to check the carotid artery's health. It’s a reliable tool in the form of an ultrasound that uses sound waves to visualize the interior of a carotid artery.
“My skin looks dirty, but I took a shower this morning.” This is something I commonly hear when talking to patients. This may not only be embarrassing for patients, but also lead to skin damage and wounds. There are different types of skin discoloration that are related to vascular disease. Most of them are due to veins that are not functioning properly. Below is a summary of the most common skin conditions that are seen as related to vascular disease.
- Leg pain
- Fatigue when walking
- Difficulty standing or sitting for extended periods of time
- Non-healing wounds (ulcers)
- Critical limb ischemia – an extreme condition caused by insufficient blood flow that may eventually require amputation
- Stroke – 3X more likely in patients with P.A.D.
Doctors at Center for Vascular Medicine often hear from patients that there is nothing to be done about their chronic leg pain. We understand how discouraging this can be especially when the leg pain begins to affect the quality of your daily life. The "leg doctors" want patients to know that they do not have to take no for answer.
We have trained doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of vascular conditions including PAD a common cause of chronic leg pain.
Don't miss Center For Vascular's upcoming segment! Let's Talk Live! March 16 at 10:00am WJLA Washington DC Channel 8 Center for Vascular's Dr. Vinay Satwah will be featured on March 16th to talk about Pelvic Congestion Syndrome on the show "Lets Talk Live" with Julie Wright at 10am. Dr. Satwah is Medical Director at Center for Vascular Medicine (CVM) and is considered an expert in treating Pelvic Pain of vascular origin.
Dr. Gaurav Lakhanpal is a member of our team of physicians at the Center for Vascular Medicine. He brings his education, training and years of experience as a cardiologist to patients who can benefit from endovascular interventional procedures. With an in depth understanding of how these procedures can improve both health and daily quality of life, Dr. Lakhanpal helps patients with peripheral artery disease through a variety of minimally invasive treatments and surgical procedures.
What Vascular Testing Accreditation Means For You
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States
On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually. According to the American Heart Association, the total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. for 2010 was an estimated $503.2 billion.
At the Center for Vascular Medicine, we rely on the latest research to provide patients with the highest level of care for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.). But we aren't just reading the latest research - we're doing it. Center for Vascular Medicine has an active division focused on clinical research, being led by Dr. Rakesh Wahi. Dr. Wahi is one of the area's most experienced clinical research physicians.