Women and Vascular Disease
Vascular disease is common among women in the United States and increases as women progress through menopause. Thanks to the American Heart Association, many people now understand that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States, but there are other vascular diseases that affect women that are still vastly under-recognized in America. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is the narrowing of arteries in the legs, is an important indicator that other serious vascular health conditions may be present in other areas of the body. For this reason PAD is a significant predictor of heart attack and stroke. Statistically, women with PAD have a 2 – 4 fold increase in cardiovascular disability and/or death.
Simple health screenings provide invaluable information into the health of your vascular system – providing an opportunity for treatment before a serious or even life threatening health issue arises.
At Oregon Surgical Specialists we concentrate on three areas in our Vascular Screening Program:
- Stroke Prevention
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
- Extremity Circulation Disease Diagnosis (Peripheral Artery Screening)
Simple, quick, painless.
Screenings provide invaluable information into the health of your vascular system before a serious or life-threatening health issue arises.