Narrowing, Hardening, Blocking or Weakening of Your Body's Blood Vessels
Mercy Health defines the body's vascular system as including its arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries generally carry oxygen-rich blood to the body, veins generally carry deoxygenated blood from body back toward the heart and capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body. Working together, they feed oxygen-rich blood from the arteries to the body's tissues and return deoxygenated blood from the tissues to the veins.
What are Vascular Diseases?
When blood vessels become blocked, narrowed, hardened or weakened, the resulting condition is called a vascular disease. Many types of vascular diseases can affect different parts of your body and can lead to serious conditions, such as stroke and cardiovascular diseases that can affect your heart.
Our treatment options for vascular diseases include: