Birmingham Vascular Associates, P.C. of Birmingham AL, is made up of Vascular Physicians and Vascular Surgeons that treat any of a number of conditions that can affect an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood from the heart to various parts of the body. Coronary artery disease, aneurysm and atherosclerosis are some of the more common conditions that may affect the arteries. Arterial Conditions are Peripheral Arterial Disease & Claudication, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Diabetic Vascular Disease.
If your AAA is small, our physician may recommend "watchful waiting," which means that you will be monitored every 6-12 months for signs of changes in the aneurysm size. Our physician may schedule you for regular CT scans… Continue reading
What causes an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Physicians and researchers are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may… Continue reading
The aorta is the largest artery in your body, and it carries oxygen-rich blood pumped out of, or away from, your heart. Your aorta runs through your chest, where it is called the thoracic aorta. When it reaches your abdomen,… Continue reading