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Vascular Services Specialist

Cary Cardiology, P.A.

Multi-Specialty Cardiovascular Group located in Cary, Dunn, Benson, & Fuquay-Varina, NC

To preserve the health of your vascular system and reduce your risk for long-term health complications, Cary Cardiology, P.A., offers a variety of comprehensive vascular services. At the offices in Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Dunn, and Benson, North Carolina, the cardiovascular specialists provide on-site testing services and customized treatment plans for various vascular diseases, including coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease. If you have unexplained leg swelling, varicose veins, or other signs of vascular disease, schedule a consultation online or call the Cary Cardiology, P.A., office nearest you today.

Vascular Services Q & A

Why would I need vascular services?

In a healthy vascular system, your heart pumps blood through your arteries to other parts of your body to deliver oxygen and essential nutrients. Your veins then bring the blood back to your heart.

If there are blockages in any of your blood vessels or you develop a blood clot, your body may not be getting the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function optimally. 

This can cause vascular diseases that increase your risk for long-term health complications, including heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.

Common types of vascular diseases include:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm

A common cause of vascular disease is atherosclerosis, a condition where cholesterol builds up in your blood vessels and causes them to narrow or become blocked.

What vascular services are available?

To care for and preserve your vascular health, Cary Cardiology, P.A., offers several vascular services in-office, including:

Vein procedures

A variety of vein procedures are available to treat venous insufficiency that causes spider veins and varicose veins.

Segmental arterial pressures (SAP/PVR)

SAP/PVR testing effectively evaluates blood flow in the arteries of your legs to diagnose and monitor vascular disease.

Ankle-brachial index (ABI)

ABI testing is a non-invasive test to identify peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurring when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow in your lower extremities.

Compression stockings

The Cary Cardiology, P.A., offices in Cary and Fuquay-Varina measure for and sell medical-grade compression stockings on-site to improve your vascular health.

Compression stockings help improve blood flow in the veins of your leg. They squeeze your legs gently to help move blood back to your heart and to prevent swelling, varicose veins, and blood clots.

When should I schedule a consultation for vascular services?

You should schedule a consultation with the cardiovascular specialists at Cary Cardiology, P.A., if you have unexplained symptoms that may relate to vascular disease. These symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg aching and weakness
  • Swelling in your legs

If you have restrictions in the blood vessels that carry blood to your brain, it can lead to a stroke. A stroke seldom causes symptoms ahead of time; however, routine blood pressure checks can reduce your risk for stroke.

To schedule a consultation to discuss the available vascular services, call the Cary Cardiology, P.A., office nearest you or book an appointment online today.