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Aneurysmal Disease

Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. With age, the walls of arteries can become weak, and cause the artery to swell, forming an aneurysm. Aneurysms can affect any artery in the body, but most aneurysms affect the...

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Carotid Disease

The brain receives its blood supply from four major arteries, two carotid arteries at the front of the neck, and two vertebral arteries at the back of the neck.

As people age, plaque can deposit in the arteries to the brain. There are a n...

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Diabetic Foot Disease

People with diabetes are prone to ulceration of the feet. This is due to multiple effects that diabetes has on the body:

  1. Diabetes damages the peripheral nerves - causing loss of sensation and inability to detect painful stimuli. Diab...

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Hyperhidrosis is excessive, uncontrollable sweating. It may occur on the hands, feet, scalp, face, groin or the armpit. This condition occurs in approximately 1% of the population, and may be hereditary.

Hyperhidrosis can occur on its own...

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Lower Limb Arterial Duplex

Why am I having this test?

You may need this test if:

· you have been experiencing leg pain with walking (intermittent claudication)

· you have non-healing wounds or ulcers on your legs or feet

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Mesenteric Vascluar Disease

The mesenteric vessels are the blood vessels that supply the stomach, liver and the small and large intestine. There are usually three mesenteric vessels - the celiac trunk, the superior mesenteric artery and the inferior mesenteric artery. Sev...

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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease is the result of narrowing that forms within arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. The plaques that cause the narrowing consist of cholesterol that is deposited in the wall of the blood ve...

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Renal Disease

The kidney is a bean-shaped organ that lies within the abdomen. They serve many functions including filtering impurities from the blood to produce urine, regulation of plasma electrolytes and acid-base balance, regulation of blood pressure and ...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The thoracic outlet is located at the base of the neck. It is where the major blood vessels and nerves to the arm leave the chest and neck. On their path to the arm the blood vessels and nerves pass through a space bounded by the 1st rib, the c...

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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common medical problem.

Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from the body to the heart. Veins have valves which ensure that blood only flows in the correct direction. In patients with varicose veins these val...

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Vascular Access

Patients who have developed kidney failure require dialysis to maintain their health. Dialysis removes the impurities and fluid from the bloodstream that are normally removed by the kidneys. Dialysis can be administered in the abdominal cavity ...

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