Carotid artery surgery

The carotid arteries, together with the vertebral arteries, are responsible for carrying blood to the brain. Their alterations reduce the amount of blood reaching the organ, with all the consequences that this entails. Nowadays, cerebral vascular diseases are one of the main causes of disability. For this reason, their study and prevention is fundamental. Where … Read more

Aneurysm Diagnosis and Best Treatment

The etymology of aneurysm comes from the Greek aneurysma, which means dilatation. It consists of the increase in size of a blood vessel, reaching between 2.5 to 3 times its normal or usual size. Aneurysms can be classified into several types: True: arteriosclerosis and congenital aneurysms. False: aneurysms secondary to trauma or previous surgeries. Latrogenic. … Read more

Diabetic foot: alternative techniques to amputation

A complication of Diabetes Mellitus can lead to diabetic foot. It affects patients with peripheral neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). When an ulcer appears, alternatives prior to amputation should be considered. Diabetic foot is a complication of Diabetes Mellitus and affects patients with Peripheral Neuropathy and/or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Some patients do not … Read more

Diabetic foot affects patients with peripheral arterial disease

Diabetic foot is a complication of Diabetes Mellitus affecting patients with Peripheral Neuropathy or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD is present in more than 50% of patients with ulceration and affects the distal arteries. Diabetic foot is a chronic complication of Diabetes Mellitus, affecting patients with Peripheral Neuropathy and/or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Diabetic foot … Read more

New technologies for the treatment of varicose veins

Before applying a varicose vein treatment, a correct diagnosis must be made to the patient. The diagnostic tests that are usually performed are: Vascular study through the clinical history: the clinical history can help the Angiology specialist to interpret a more correct diagnosis and thus choose an appropriate treatment. Clinical examination: together with the clinical … Read more

VenaSeal Varicose Vein Treatment

The VenaSeal treatment has many advantages over other varicose vein treatments, mainly because it aims to seal the vein to eliminate the varicose vein. First of all, the vein is located by means of a Doppler ultrasound and, under local anesthesia, a small puncture is made and a catheter is introduced. Once this point has … Read more

Aneurysms: Silent Lethal Enemies

Aneurysm is a pathology of the specialty of angiology and vascular surgery. In case of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm, mortality is close to 90%. An aneurysm is understood as the localized permanent dilatation of an artery, with an increase in diameter of more than 50% compared to the normal diameter. The most common aneurysm … Read more