ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM (AAA)
can rupture without any warning or symptoms. The
mortality rate is as high as 80 percent. Most people have no
symptoms at all, even if the aneurysm is large. Fortunately, a large
number of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm ruptures can be prevented. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can be identified
in just minutes with a painless, noninvasive, ultrasound screening.
RENAL ARTERY STENOSIS.
In older people, narrowing of
the renal artery is usually caused by atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a process in which deposits called plaque build
up in the arteries, decreasing blood flow. Atherosclerosis is the
most common cause of renal artery stenosis. In younger people,
renal artery stenosis usually is caused by fibromuscular dysplasia.
Fibromuscular dysplasia is a disorder in which fibrous tissue grows
in the wall of the renal artery and narrows it. It particularly affects
women between the ages of 20 and 40.
SCREENING ULTRASOUND EXAM FOR VARICOSE VEINS.
There are many communities that hold some type of
screening for your varicose vein problems. If you haven't yet gotten
checked out for the veins that are in your legs, you might want to
do this now.
Saphenous vein insufficiency is common and sufferers may endure
leg pain, swelling, fatigue, varicose veins and venous ulcers. If the
symptoms are in fact due to incompetence of the saphenofemoral
junction with saphenous vein reflux, patients may be suitable for
treatment using VNUS ClosureŽ, which seals
the saphenous vein using
(radiofrequency ablation). This
prevents the reflux of blood and
Radiofrequency ablation of the
saphenous vein is purported to be
a minimally invasive, and less painful
alternative to vein stripping. It can be
performed using local anaesthetic
on an outpatient basis, with the
patient quickly resuming