artery

Raynaud’s Disease

What is Raynaud’s disease? Raynaud’s disease is a condition where spasm of the blood vessels occur thereby restricting blood flow to certain parts of the body, especially to the toes and fingers. The [Read More ...]

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Definition Peripheral artery disease is a medical condition characterized by obstruction of blood flow in large arteries especially in the legs leading to symptoms of leg pain usually during walking, [Read More ...]

Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)

What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition where elasticity of the arterial walls are lost leading to hardening and narrowing of the artery reducing the blood flow.  It is also known as [Read More ...]

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Definition The term aneurysm means dilatation (like an inflated balloon) of a blood vessel, when it affects the abdominal aorta it is called abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Usually males between 65 and 70 [Read More ...]

Aneurysm

What is an aneurysm? Localized bulging of the blood vessels due to thinning of the wall is known as aneurysm. The most common sites of aneurysms are the brain (cerebral aneurysm) and the aorta (thoracic and [Read More ...]