Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome occurs when a vein, artery or nerve leading out of a person’s chest to their upper extremity or arm becomes compressed by a rib, collar bone or nearby muscles. Find out if you are at risk.
Relatively rare, but increasingly studied, blood clotting disorders present at birth can create problems throughout your life. These disorders usually cause blood clots in veins including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the arms or legs, pulmonary embolism, and blood clots in the brain, intestines and kidneys. They rarely cause blood clots in the arteries. How … Read More
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) is a little-known form of vascular disease that leaves many people vulnerable to stroke and severe high blood pressure in the prime of life. Unfortunately, many doctors are unfamiliar with this disease, which tends to affect younger and middle-aged patients. These patients are primarily otherwise healthy women. So when a woman complains … Read More
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Vasculitis is a family of diseases many people haven’t heard of. In recent years, however, this has started to change — good news for people with vasculitis and the doctors who care for them. Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels. Vasculitis can occur in a number of different ways. It can occur as a secondary … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about treatment of rare vascular conditions? Daniel Clair, MD, Chairman, Department of Vascular Surgery, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of … Read More