Peripheral Vascular Care
If you have leg pain, leg cramps, or need to rest when walking, these "circulation" problems may be symptoms of a vascular disorder that can be treated by the experts in the Vascular Care Center at Largo Medical Center.
The Vascular Care Center is a part of Cardiovascular Services that offers the latest technology and expertise in diagnostic testing and treatment options for patients with suspected or proven peripheral arterial and venous disorders.
The Vascular Care Center is staffed by highly trained physicians, nurses and technologists with expertise in all facets of vascular disease. In addition to providing comprehensive noninvasive and invasive diagnostic tests for the complete evaluation of patients, the Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art endovascular suite equipped to perform the most advanced therapeutic procedures including balloon angioplasty, intravascular stents, mechanical atherectomy and intravascular thrombolysis.
For more information about the Vascular Care Center or for help finding a vascular specialist, call Cardiovascular Services administrative office at (727) 588-5887.
Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease
In Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), the arteries that carry blood to the legs or arms become clogged due to cholesterol plaque. As a result of the blockage, the blood going to the limbs slows or stops - often causing pain or numbness. Although anyone can develop PAD, it is most common in people over age 50. Unfortunately, leg pain and other symptoms of PAD are too often dismissed as an expected part of aging. Untreated, PAD can be deadly. If you experience these symptoms, see your physician or call the Cardiovascular Services office for more information.
- The need to rest when walking because of pain or cramps in the leg
- Numbness or tingling in the toes, foot or leg
- Discoloration of the foot or leg
- Sores or ulcers on the foot or legs that heal slowly
- Being over age 50
- Cardiac patients
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Family history of vascular disease
To register for one of our upcoming Peripheral Arterial Disease seminars and a FREE screening call 1-888-741-5115.