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PanAsia Vein and Vascular Clinic

Our specialty clinic offers expertise in diagnosing and managing the full spectrum of blood vessel diseases with minimally invasive techniques (Endovascular Techniques).

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Scan
  • Arterial Scan for Diabetic Patients
  • Fistula scan for Patients on hemodialysis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • ‘Spider’and Reticular Veins
  • Unexplained Leg swelling
  • Vascular access for chemotherapy and dialysis
  • Angioplasty (‘Ballooning’) and stenting for blocked leg arteries
  • Bypass surgery for blocked leg arteries
  • Stenting of Thoracic (Chest) and Abdominal (Body) Aorta for Aneurysms (abnormal swelling) and Dissection (injury)
  • Renal Nerve Denervation for poorly controlled blood pressure
  • Your vascular system is made up of blood vessels that carry your blood throughout your body. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from your heart. Veins carry oxygen-poor blood back to your heart. Your blood leaves the left side of the heart and is pumped out to the rest of your body.
  • The main artery from your heart is called the aorta. As your blood travels around your body, it enters smaller and smaller blood vessels, reaching every cell, dropping off nutrients and picking up waste products and carbon dioxide.
  • Your blood then starts the trip back in your veins, entering larger and larger ones as it goes, passing through your kidneys and liver on the way to drop off waste products. The blood eventually arrives back at the right side of your heart to start the trip all over again.
  • As we age, our arteries tend to thicken, get stiffer and then narrow. This is called arteriosclerosis. A form of arteriosclerosis is atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of plaque and cholesterol in large and medium-sized arteries. Narrowing of the arteries from the build-up of plaque can lead to coronary heart disease, and can cause a heart attack when this occurs in the blood vessels leading to the heart.
  • The same situation in the arteries leading to the brain can cause strokes. Narrowing of the arteries in other places, such as your legs, can cause what is called Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD. PAD can lead to sores, pain with walking or, in the worst case, amputation. When the smaller arteries are affected, it is called arteriosclerosis.
  • Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries in your body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. Think of your veins and arteries as expressways or rivers. When there are traffic jams or road construction, or when dams break, trouble ensues. But in most cases, vascular conditions are highly treatable, often without surgery.
  • It is important to see a vascular surgeon, even when surgery is not needed. Vascular surgeons specialize in treatments of every kind of vascular problem except those of the heart (which are treated by cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgeons) and the brain (which are treated by neurosurgeons). A common condition such as atherosclerosis may show up in the legs, for example, but affects the whole body.
  • Vascular surgeons will talk to you about how exercise, diet and medication can be the first step in regaining your health. When surgery is needed, vascular surgeons are trained in all types of interventions, not just one or two.
  • Common vascular conditions are listed below. The information contained within is not intended, and should not be relied upon, as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is very important that individuals with specific medical problems or questions consult with their doctor or other healthcare professionals.
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
    • Arm Artery Disease
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Connective Tissue Disorder (CTD)
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Endoleaks (Type I-V)
    • Fibromuscular Disease
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Lymphedema
    • Mesenteric Ischemia
    • Peripheral Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Portal Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Renovascular Conditions
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Infections
    • Vascular Trauma
    • Vasculitis
    • Visceral Artery Aneurysm
  • Most people are familiar with heart disease and with the consequences of blockages in the blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart. But few people realize that blockages caused by a buildup of plaque and cholesterol affect more than coronary arteries. Arteries throughout the body carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart, so blockages can occur in all arteries with serious effects. Three of the most recognized vascular diseases include:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an enlargement or “bulge” that develops in a weakened area within the largest artery in the abdomen. The pressure generated by each heartbeat pushes against the weakened aortic wall, causing the aneurysm to enlarge. If the AAA remains undetected, the aortic wall continues to weaken and the aneurysm continues to grow. Eventually, the aneurysm becomes so large, and its wall so weak, that rupture occurs. When this happens there is massive internal bleeding, a situation that is usually fatal. The only way to break this cycle is to find the AAA before it ruptures and to treat it surgically.
  • What kinds of vascular tests are most common? What happens when you have one? Will it hurt? Will it mean you need surgery? The following are the most commonly prescribed vascular tests. Be sure to ask your surgeon if you still have questions
  • Duplex Ultrasound
    Also called: Doppler Test, Vascular Lab Test, Duplex Exam, Duplex Scan, Ultrasound, Ultrasound Exam
  • Duplex ultrasound is a non-invasive evaluation of blood flow through your arteries and veins. This test provides information to help your vascular surgeon make a sound diagnosis and outline a treatment plan. Accuracy is critical, so ultrasound testing is best performed by a credentialed sonographer in an accredited vascular laboratory.
  • Carotid Duplex
    Also called: carotid Doppler, carotid ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound
  • This painless, noninvasive test is used to see and measure the rate at which blood flows through your carotid arteries and look for possible blockages. No radiation, dye or needles are used. The test may be performed in a vascular laboratory, a doctor’s office or a radiology department.
  • Ankle-Brachial Index or ABI Test
    Also called: Segmental Pressure Test, Toe Pressure Test, Toe-Brachial Index (TBI)
  • A non-invasive test that uses inflatable cuffs to gauge circulation (blood flow) and measure blood pressure in the arteries at various locations on the thigh, calf, foot and toes. Done in an outpatient clinic or vascular laboratory. Minimal, brief discomfort, similar to what you feel while having a routine blood pressure test with an inflatable arm cuff.
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Tests
    Also called: Computed Tomography Angiogram, Computerized Tomography Angiogram, Magnetic Resonance Angiogram
  • CTA and MRA tests are non-invasive, advanced imaging studies that provide detailed information about the blood vessels within our bodies and their anatomic relationships with other organs. These tests use; modern computerized image processing techniques that let your vascular surgeon view vascular disease 3-dimensionally—an important step in assessing the extent of the disease and how best to treat it.
  • When it comes to treatments for vascular conditions, there is good news. Many vascular conditions are quite manageable, if you see a physician early. Vascular surgery and procedures are improving all the time, and sometimes no surgery is necessary. For example, in the early stages of peripheral arterial disease, the prescription is just to take regular walks. Common vascular surgery procedures include:
    • Amputation
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
    • Catheter-Directed Thrombolytic Therapy
    • Diabetic Foot Care
    • Dialysis Access
    • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    • Endovascular Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
    • Open Surgery Treatment of an Aortic Aneurysm
    • Open Surgery Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
    • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line
    • Repair of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Surgical Bypass – Lower Extremities
    • Surgical Bypass for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
    • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
    • Thrombolytic Therapy
    • Transcarotid Artery Revascularization/Stenting
    • Vascular Access – arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or graft (AVG)
    • Venous Procedure – Spider vein ablation/injection
    • Venous Surgery – Varicose vein ablation/ stripping/ Deep venous stenting
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