Vascular Surgery at a glance: Conditions

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Why you might need to see a vascular surgeon in Singapore.

The Vascular & Interventional Centre

This page consolidates the different conditions that can be treated by a vascular surgeon, Singapore.

ARTERY DISEASES

Stroke

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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. Insufficient blood flow deprives the brain of oxygen and nutrients, leading to the death of brain cells.

Brain Aneurysm

A brain aneurysm occurs when there is a weak spot in a blood vessel of the brain, causing the blood vessel to bulge out. This aneurysm is at risk of bursting, which would cause internal bleeding and potentially lead to death.

Carotid Artery Disease (CAD)

CAD occurs when the carotid arteries (major arteries in the neck) undergo atherosclerosis (build-up of fats and plaque) as well as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the blood vessel). CAD commonly puts the patient at risk for an ischemic stroke.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD is caused by the narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the limbs. This can be caused by atherosclerosis, which is the process where fatty deposits build up in the blood vessel.

Aortic Aneurysm (AA)

An AA is a bulge at a weakened part of the aorta (the largest artery in the body). The risk is in the fact that the aneurysm could rupture, and hence it has to be treated by a vascular surgeon, Singapore, before that happens.

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