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Angiology and Vascular Surgery is a medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the integral attention both preventive and curative of the affected or the risk of suffering peripheral vascular pathologies, as much as in the arterial system as in the venous and the lymphatic system. Within the Pathologies that are more frequently attended we have:
  • Diabetic foot
  • Primary Varicose veins and its complications
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Post thrombotic Syndrome
  • Occlusive and Aneurismal lesions ( arteriosclerosis ,arteritis, and aneurisms
  • Lymphedemas
  • Vascular traumatism
  • Embolic and Thrombotic acute arterial insufficiency
  • Extracraneal arterial ischemic insufficiency
  • Functional angiopaties
  • Compression syndrome of the shoulder girdle
  • Vascular access for hemodialysis
  • Renal transplants with the collaboration of the personnel of the nephrology department
  • Angyodysplasias and vascular tumors
  • Pathologies that require of vascular microsurgery
In this specialty the morbidity, mortality and physical disability rate are elevated. The epidemiological studies regarding these pathologies have been able to demonstrate that:
  • Approximately 50 % of the adult population (2 of every 3 women and 1 of every 5 men) suffers of varicose veins in either of their inferior extremities and 10% of the cases require of a direct treatment.
  • The cerebrovascular pathologies are the 3rd cause of death and those of extracraneal origin have a prevalence rate up to 12% in adults older than 40 years.
  • Approximately 2% of adults over 50 years are affected by an aortic aneurism and a sixth of these are of the abdominal aorta.
  • Nearly 15% of the population over 50 years suffers of arterial insufficiency of the lower limbs due to peripheral atherosclerotic disease.
  • Approximately 25% of the diabetic population has an obstruction of the distal arteries and 90% are included in the plantar arteries.
  • 5 % of the adult population has suffered or is suffering of lymphangitis or lymphedema and a similar percent of cases has a sequela of a profound vein thrombosis(post thrombotic syndrome)
  • Around 10% of the hospital deaths are due to a pulmonary thromboembolism.
  • The major amputation rate due to vascular causes is over 1 for each 10,000 inhabitants per year , being atherosclerosis obliterans and the diabetic angiopathy the most responsible pathologies.
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