Vascular Ultrasounds Are Helping with Mapping Legs and Arteries

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the circulation in the blood vessels of the body.  As a non-invasive procedure, it doesn’t require any anesthesia or needles. Unlike other imaging tests, vascular ultrasound does not involve radiation or contrast dye. What happens during a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound uses high-frequency sounds to create […]

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What is Vascular Ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that is used to examine the circulation of blood flow through the body’s blood vessels. This procedure can be used to examine an artery or vein in almost any part of the body, including the blood vessels found in the neck, abdominal area, and in the upper and lower […]

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Caring for Your Vascular Access

A vascular access allows patients to get the treatment they need, and some may even refer to it as their “lifeline.” Because of this, it is important to take proper care of the access to protect your health and prevent infection. Premier Surgical’s Vascular Access Coordinator, Meghan Mencer shares a few important tips to help […]

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PAD Awareness Month

September is National PAD Awareness Month. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a medical condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to different parts of the body including the head, organs, and limbs. Atherosclerosis is a term used to describe the buildup of plaque in […]

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Vascular Treatment Eases Knox Lady’s Leg Pain

Inflicted by severe leg pain for years, 58-year old Rhonda of Knoxville could barely make it through her work day. “I’m a bookkeeper, but also work at a donut shop. During a busy day I’m on the floor from 7 am to 3:30 pm. By the time I got off work, all I could stand […]

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Updated PAD Guidelines

About one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 suffers from peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is a medical condition that results from narrowing of the arteries. It most commonly affects the legs, but may also occur in the stomach, arms, and even head. These peripheral arteries are usually clogged with fatty deposits […]

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How Premier Limb Preservation Center Helps Prevent Limb Loss

About 8.5 million people in the United States have Peripheral Artery Disease. PAD is a condition that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the lower extremities. It causes hardening and narrowing of the arteries, leading to a decreased blood flow to the legs and feet. Peripheral Artery Disease affects both men and women. […]

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