Saving Lives, One Leg at a Time
Cardiac Thoracic & Endovascular Therapies, S.C. on October 06, 2015 by Lori Lovely
Recognized as an innovator in endovascular surgery, Dr. James Williams provides comprehensive care for patients with various types of vascular conditions at six Cardiac Thoracic & Endovascular Therapies, S.C. locations in central Illinois. His Peoria location features a venous suite and arterial interventional suite equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to treat patients suffering from pain in their legs when they walk, skin ulcerations in their feet or ankles, or obstructions in their arteries...
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Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted bulging cords. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins that carry blood from the legs toward the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool. Often misunderstood as a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can progress to CVI, which is a more serious condition...
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a term used to classify disease in the peripheral arteries, most commonly the arteries in the pelvis and legs. Simply stated, PAD is the buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries, which reduces or blocks the flow of blood through the legs. If blood flow is blocked to a part of the leg, then tissue beyond that point can begin to die because it is not being nourished with oxygenated blood. This can produce symptoms of pain in the legs, sores that do not heal, or toes that blacken — all of which, in advanced stages, can lead to amputation of a limb. Often, people with PAD do not experience any symptoms, and this makes it difficult to know there is a health concern that should be addressed...
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