Vascular problems can affect anyone, especially if you have high blood pressure or a family history of a circulatory disorder. At Soffer Health Institute, with offices in Weston, Hialeah, and Aventura, Florida, board-certified cardiologist Ariel Soffer, MD, FACC, and the medical team offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for vascular problems. The experts use the latest technologies to confirm your diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs, including convenient telemedicine appointments. If you need care for conditions like blood clots or varicose veins, book an appointment online or call the office nearest you.
Your vascular system is made up of vessels that carry blood to and from your heart. The main parts of the vascular system include:
The arteries are responsible for carrying blood, which contains oxygen and nutrients, from your heart to the other vital parts of your body.
The veins carry blood and waste materials from your organs and from other areas of your body back to your heart.
Capillaries are small blood vessels that connect veins and arteries. These vessels have weak, thin walls that allow materials to transfer between your blood and tissues.
Any part of your vascular system can become damaged by injury, disease, or degenerative changes. Some of the most common vascular problems the team at Soffer Health Institute treats include:
A stroke is a serious condition that develops when something interrupts blood flow to your brain. A stroke may occur due to a blockage in an artery or when a blood vessel bursts.
An aneurysm describes a bulge in the wall of an artery caused by weakness in the vessel. A ruptured aneurysm can be fatal.
Blood clots naturally form to help stop bleeding. When too many clots form or your body can’t break them down, clots can interfere with healthy blood circulation.
Atherosclerosis is a condition that describes plaque buildup inside your arteries. This narrows the interior of your arteries and makes it difficult for blood to flow. When atherosclerosis occurs in coronary arteries, it’s called coronary artery disease. When buildup occurs in peripheral arteries, it’s called peripheral artery disease.
Varicose veins and spider veins result from faulty valves in a vein that allow blood to flow backward. The blood pools and causes an enlargement in the vein.
You may be at increased risk for developing a vascular disease if you have a family history of the condition or if you have existing health issues such as high cholesterol or uncontrolled blood pressure.
Your risk for vascular problems also increases as you get older and your blood vessels begin to weaken.
The cardiologists at Soffer Health Institute customize treatment plans for your specific vascular condition.. They use the latest advancements in noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures to ease your symptoms and protect your overall vascular health.
In addition to medications to destroy blood clots and reduce the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels, the team offers in-office procedures like sclerotherapy to destroy spider and varicose veins. They can also recommend surgical procedures for more serious issues, like deep vein thrombosis.
The physicians at Soffer Health Institute continue to monitor your overall vascular health and provide resources to ensure you’re following a healthy diet and daily exercise plan. They also offer telemedicine appointments to help follow up on your progress.
To schedule a vascular health evaluation, book an appointment online or call the Soffer Health Institute office nearest you today. Please note that during the coronavirus crisis, most televisits are 100% insurance covered with no copays.