Vascular diseases are conditions that affect the blood vessels or circulatory system. Your blood vessels are the arteries and veins that pump blood throughout your body. Vascular diseases include conditions such as:
Arrhythmias: Abnormal heart rhythms cased by problems in the electrical system of the heart
Coronary artery disease: Plaque buildup that causes artery walls to narrow over time, making it harder for blood to flow
Through MaineHealth, people with vascular disease receive advanced care from highly-skilled cardiologists, surgeons and interventional radiologists. If you are having vascular problems, talk to your doctor about a referral to a vascular disease specialist. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include lifestyle changes, medication, minimally-invasive procedures or surgery.
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