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Your vascular system is made of up vessels that carry blood through every part of your body. Arteries are the pathways which carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your body. Oxygen is used by the body then returned to your heart through the veins.
Although many people recognize the serious consequences of blocked vessels in heart disease, few people recognize that the same build-up of cholesterol and “plaque” can affect the veins as well. Blockages which occur in the veins can also have serious, even life-threatening consequences, the most common of which are:
Oaklawn Medical Group – Heart & Vascular Institute’s board-certified vascular surgeon is dedicated to managing diseases of the arteries and veins through medicine and interventions ranging from in-office procedures such as Cool Touch for varicose veins, to more complex procedures performed in Oaklawn’s state-of-the-art Vascular Lab.
WWMT Channel News 3 “Health Matters” segment featuring Dr. Subhash Thakur that aired on January 26, 2018: