Aortic Aneurysm

An aneurysm occurs when an artery’s wall becomes weak and thin, and stretches and bulges like a balloon. An aortic aneurysm occurs in the aorta. An AAA, or abdominal aortic aneurysm, occurs in the most common affected part of the aorta: the abdominal, or stomach, area. Because the aorta is the main artery to leave […]

Chest Pain

Chest pain can appear in many forms – a dull ache, sharp pain, or burning – and can be a sign of a variety of conditions. Whatever the pain, chest pain needs to be taken seriously. The following table describes what to do if you experience different types of chest pain. Heart-related causes of chest […]

Peripheral Vascular Studies

Peripheral Vascular Studies If you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, you may be at risk for problems regarding arteries throughout your body, as well. For example, the arteries leading to your brain, kidneys, arms, and legs can narrow, block, or form blood clots, causing strokes and other problems. Your healthcare provider may send […]