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New video explains the expertise of vascular surgeons

April 25, 2012    Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson    312-334-2311

CHICAGO - Gregory J. Pearl, M.D., a vascular surgeon with Baylor Health, of Dallas, Texas, is featured in a broadcast-quality healthcare video produced by the Society for Vascular Surgery®.

The video explains the need to seek a vascular surgeon when diagnosed with circulation problems such as:
• a bulge in the aorta of the heart known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm
• blocked arteries caused by plaque buildup. This is known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries
• blocked carotid arteries in the neck that can result in a stroke
• blocked arteries in the legs that affect walking. This is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
• blood clots
• varicose veins

“Early interventions often result in simpler and more successful treatment options,” said Dr. Pearl. These treatment options include prescription medications, diuretics, smoking cessation, compression stockings, and exercising.

To decrease the risk of developing vascular disease, vascular surgeons suggest:

• a healthy body weight
• controlled cholesterol
• controlled blood pressure
• controlled diabetes
• not smoking
• daily exercise.

“Only vascular surgeons are trained to perform both minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasties and stents as well as traditional surgeries,” said Dr. Pearl. “We’re experts in treating blood circulation conditions.”

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