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Essam El-Kady, chief of Vascular Surgery at the El Maadi Armed Forces Hospital in Cairo, Egypt operating with Dr. Brantigan. Click to enlarge.

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Arterial Disease

Dr. Brantigan (with magnifying glasses) in  the operating room at Mostafa Kamel Armed Forces Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt.

An artery is a muscular tube that allows blood to flow freely to all parts of the body with the pumping action of the heart. The arterial system carries oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.

Disease occurs with a build up of a fatty substance (plaque) along the inside of the wall, it's like corrosion in a pipe. As plaque thickens, a narrowing is created. The result of severe narrowing of arteries can cause heart attacks, strokes, or ulcers, extremity pain and limb loss.

The largest artery is called the aorta. The aorta starts the heart and travels to the muscles of the belly. It branches into several different arteries supplying blood flow or pulses to every organ of the body.

Use these links for further information:

National Vascular Surgery Societies www.vascularweb.org 
Society of Vascular Ultrasonography www.svunet.org
Society for Vascular Nursing www.sunnet.org

VascularWeb: Northpoint Conditions, & Treatments

Looking for information on vascular conditions, tests, and treatments?
  Please use the VascularWeb Northpoint links below provided by the Society of National Surgery.


2003-2004 Dr. Charles Brantigan,  Vascular Surgery Practice
2253 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205
303.830.8822 fax: 303.830.7068 or 800.992.4676  inquiries@drbrantigan.com

Last Updated: 10/26/2007