Vascular Disease Symptoms
Vascular disease symptoms vary greatly from patient to patient. Because there are many different forms of vascular disease, and each one has a different set of typical warning signs. Patients with peripheral artery disease, for instance, are likely to experience different symptoms than those with deep vein thrombosis. However, even patients with the same type of disease may not experience the same symptoms. And, in some cases, no symptoms may be present at all.
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Some of the most common forms of vascular disease and their symptoms include:
- Peripheral artery disease – Patients with this condition may experience numbness, weakness, and/or coldness in the legs, painful cramping in the hips or thighs, as well as erectile dysfunction (in men).
- Deep vein thrombosis – This disease causes swelling and pain in the affected area, which is usually the legs.
- Aneurysm – While an aneurysm itself may only cause mild symptoms, such as discomfort in the affected area, or no symptoms at all, a burst aneurysm will cause sudden, severe pain, and an extreme loss of blood pressure.
At Tampa General Hospital, we have an experienced, multispecialty team that includes vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and other specialists devoted to diagnosing and treating vascular diseases. We utilize innovative methods and technologies at our ultrasound vascular laboratory and hold accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in five specialty testing areas. This allows us to accurately diagnose our patients’ vascular disease symptoms and develop treatment plans that are based on their specific condition as well as their overall health and medical history.