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Vascular Center

Symptoms of Vascular Disease

(Patients with any of these disorders may have no symptoms)

Arterial Disease in Legs and Feet:

  • Leg pain when walking or exercising may feel like cramp, ache or heaviness (often feels like a charley horse and is relieved by rest)
  • Weakness or tiredness in the legs 
  • Sores on feet or legs that do not heal 
  • Discoloration of the toes and feet
Arterial Disease in the Carotid Arteries of the Neck: 
  • Sudden, temporary loss of vision in one eye
  • Loss of balance or coordination 
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body 
  • Slurred speech or difficulty speaking 
  • Change in ability to use arms and legs 
  • Facial droop (one side of the face seems to sag)
  • History of stroke 
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:
  • Often no symptoms – (most patients have no symptoms, and the aneurysm is discovered during a physical exam or X-ray.)
  • Sudden onset of severe abdominal or back pain 
  • Pulsating mass in the abdomen (stomach)


Renal Artery Disease

  • Severe high blood pressure
  • Progressive renal (kidney) failure

Mesenteric Artery Disease:

  • Abdominal pain, especially after eating 
  • (Unwanted) weight loss 
Venous disease: 

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

What is Vascular Disease?
Learn about a 'Day in the Life of a Vascular Center Patient'
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