Vascular Conditions

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Vascular Conditions

  Articles on vascular conditions:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Contributing Author, Cardiothoracic Surgeon  The aorta is the main blood vessel which brings blood from your heart to the rest of your body. As the aorta passes through the abdomen, it gives off branches to all of the internal organs. Just below the level where the arteries to kidneys come off is a special segment Read more

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

SAMUEL E. GREENBERG, M.D. SUMMARY: Deep Vein Thrombi (clots) occur when blood slows down, encounters obstructions, or is in hypercoagulable state. This generally occurs in the deep veins of the legs or the solar plexus blood vessels and occasionally in the deep vessels of the upper extremities. Within 5-10 days the clot adheres to the Read more


Hypertension refers to blood pressure that is higher than normal. Normal blood pressure is about 120/80. Hypertension is diagnosed when three or more blood pressures are 140/90 or greater. Most cases of hypertension occur by itself without any cause. This is called essential hypertension. High blood pressure caused by some other disease or condition is Read more


Samuel E. Greenberg, M.D Most people know that Shock refers to a fall in blood pressure. Beyond that, they are ignorant of its causes. They do know that if it lasts long enough, that death will ensue. But does the blood pressure have to fall to zero for a person to be in shock? What Read more


SAMUEL E. GREENBERG, M.D. Stroke is a term used to denote cessation of a portion of brain function due to acute or sub-acute injury. A more common name steeped in Medical jargon is CVA or Cerebral Vascular Accident. Injury to brain tissues, denoting a CVA, occurs when the blood supply to any part of the Read more

Vascular Workup (Non-Invasive)

Contributing Author, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Many patients complain to their physicians that they have “poor circulation.” In the old days, little could be done to help this group of patients. Often, the patient is in their 60ties or 70ties and has multiple other problems that may cloud the picture. They often have lumbar back pain and Read more