Chronic venous disease, an unsightly pathology

Currently, according to the latest studies, 25% of Western people of adult age are the main sufferers of chronic venous disease. However, in Spain, varicose veins affect more than 60% of the population. However, contrary to what is sometimes believed, varicose veins not only affect aesthetics, but can also lead to emotional and physical limitations … Read more

What are the causes of diabetic foot?

What is diabetic foot? Diabetic foot is defined as infection, ulceration or destruction of the deep tissues of the foot in diabetic patients. What are the causes of diabetic foot? Diabetic foot occurs due to neuropathy (peripheral nerve disease) and/or peripheral vascular disease (micro or macroangiopathy) of the lower extremities. Its prevalence increases with age … Read more

A revolution in the treatment of varicose veins

Normally, the main cause of the appearance of varicose veins is chronic venous insufficiency, which most of the time has a genetic basis that has been aggravated by other circumstantial factors, such as heat, the use of tight clothing, standing for too long, hormonal factors, constipation… In the case of hormonal factors, menopause, pregnancy, the … Read more

Four Key Questions About Aneurysm

What is an aortic aneurysm? The aorta is the body’s main conduit, the one that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It can suffer a process called aneurysm, or aneurysmal degeneration, which consists of dilation of its walls, so that it can rupture and cause internal bleeding. These situations can … Read more

Cardiac Pacemaker, Types and Operation

A pacemaker is an electronic device designed to solve certain cardiac rhythm problems by generating electrical impulses capable of stimulating and producing the contractions of the heart according to the needs of the patient whose autonomic cardiac impulse generation system is damaged by different causes. The pacemaker consists of a metal casing little larger than … Read more

What is the aortic root?

The aorta is the main artery of the body, originating in the heart and distributing oxygenated blood throughout the body. The most proximal portion is called the aortic root and in those few centimeters are included the exit of the left ventricle, the aortic valve and the origins of the coronary arteries. Why does it … Read more

What is peripheral artery disease?

Peripheral artery disease is a disease that affects the non-coronary arteries, especially those of the lower limbs. This disease produces stenosis or narrowing in the caliber of these arteries and, as a consequence, a decrease in the arrival of blood and oxygen to the tissues. In its most severe form it can cause occlusion of … Read more

Advantages and Risks of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery

Minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery is based on minimal access cardiovascular interventions. Specialists use special techniques that reduce the size of the incisions. This is why sometimes special instruments are required to facilitate maneuvering through small surgical openings. What are the advantages of minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery? With the reduction in the size of the incisions, … Read more