Background image for the top navigation. The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital link. Clinicians page link. Works on Wellness and Employee Benefits page link Family Services page link. Link to Senior Services page.
Email to a friend    Printer Friendly Page

Request More Information

Vascular Center

Risk Factors for Vascular Disease

• Cigarette smoking is the #1 risk factor for developing vascular disease
Diabetes mellitus 
• Blockages in arteries caused by elevated levels of protein homocysteine in the blood
High cholesterol and lipids
Heart disease
High-stress lifestyle
• Older than age 50
Sedentary lifestyle
High blood pressure 
• Family history

Common Vascular Disorders
Symptoms of Vascular Disease
Risk Factors
Risk Assessment
How Can I Lower My Risk Factors?


View a list of online resources
Learn how to lower your risk factors
Health Information

22 Bramhall Street | Portland, Maine 04102-3175 | (207) 662-0111