Arterial (Artery) Disease

Arterial disease, sometimes called artery disease, is a vascular disease that affects the arteries of your body, which are the vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood away from your heart to the tissues of the body. The largest artery in your body is the aorta, which stems from the heart’s left ventricle and branches out into smaller arteries throughout the body.

Arterial diseases include:

Because diseases of the arteries can affect different parts of the body, from the heart to the kidney to the legs, symptoms range widely. For instance, coronary artery disease can cause chest pain or a feeling of pressure in your chest. Symptoms of carotid artery disease may include dizziness, a loss of balance, or a severe headache. And peripheral arterial disease, also called peripheral artery disease, can cause foot or leg pain, and foot sores or ulcers that are slow to heal.

Patient Resources

Peripheral Artery Disease Information Guide

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