The physicians at Heart and Vascular Care perform endovascular procedures to treat peripheral artery and vein disease at our office based Vascular Lab in Cumming, GA. These procedures prevent amputations, diminish leg pain, and improve quality of life.
Vascular Surgery & Care in Metro Atlanta Area
We provide comprehensive vascular and endovascular care serving residents of metro Atlanta and North Georgia. We offer minimally invasive procedures to treat both the arteries (vessels that carry blood away from heart) and veins.Our board-certified physician specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease, coronary stenosis, renal vascular disease, as well as disorders of the veins, including chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, spider veins, and DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
Peripheral Artery Disease: is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries that can constrict the flow of blood to the extremities. Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease often have
- pain or heaviness in the legs when walking
- Infections in the leg
- Non-healing ulcers or wounds
Patients often have a history of smoking, diabetes, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, stroke and high cholesterol.
Vein Disease, also known as chronic venous insufficiency, is caused by malfunctioning valves within the vein that can lead to a backflow and pooling of blood in the lower leg.
Patients with vein disease can often have pain and ulcers, but also suffer from symptoms such as:
- Bulging or varicose veins
- Spider veins (small purple or reddish streaks on legs)
- Leg and ankle swelling and edema
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Skin discoloration
- Open wounds
Risk factors for vein disease include occupations with prolonged standing, previous injury or blood clots in legs, multiple pregnancies, obesity, and family history. This condition can occur at any age.
Testing and Treatments for all vascular diseases can be completed in any of our Atlanta area offices or at our state-of-the-art, medically accredited, vascular lab located at our Cumming location. Our state-of-the-art accredited vascular laboratory provides accurate, noninvasive means to detect vascular disease. A complete range of minimally-invasive vascular studies are performed utilizing the most advanced ultrasound systems available.