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Vascular Diseases

Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed

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Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans have an undiagnosed artery disorder that can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysms, a new study reveals.

The disorder is fibromuscular dysplasia, an accumulation of fibrous tissues in the arteries that causes them to narrow. The condition can occur in any artery but occurs most often in kidney or neck arteries. It affects close to 4 percent of...

Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans have an undiagnosed artery disorder that can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysms, a...

Spider Angioma

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A spider angioma is a dilated, small capillary.

OverviewA spider angioma is a grouping of small blood vessels at the skin surface. The pattern sometimes resembles the threads of a spider's web.
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Procedures to Treat Chronic Vein Disease

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Who might need a procedure to treat chronic vein disease?

Chronic vein disease is disease of the veins (vessels that carry blood back to the heart) that usually affects the legs. The disease usually gets worse over time and can cause swelling, pain, and ulcers (sores) on the legs that make walking and performing everyday tasks difficult.

For women with mild chronic vein disease, basic treatment with lifestyle changes and compression stockings may be enough to control your symptoms...

Venography

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Venography, also called phlebography (FLEB-og-raff-ee) is a rarely-used diagnostic test that produces X-ray images of the veins and blood flow through them. Veins are not normally visible on an X-ray image, so a special dye is injected into your blood to make them stand out.

Venography can identify and locate blood clots in the veins of the legs and lower abdomen in women with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Venography can also evaluate chronic vein disease and help plan procedures...

Genetics Home Reference: Hereditary angiopathy with nephropathy, aneurysms, and muscle cramps syndrome

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Hereditary angiopathy with nephropathy, aneurysms, and muscle cramps (HANAC) syndrome is part of a group of conditions called the COL4A1-related disorders. The conditions in this group have a range of signs and symptoms that involve fragile blood vessels. HANAC syndrome is characterized by angiopathy, which is a disorder of the blood vessels. In people with HANAC syndrome, angiopathy affects several parts of the body. The blood vessels as well as thin sheet-like structures called...