When an angioplasty is done, it means that the medical professional, usually a vascular surgeon, operates on a narrowed blood vessel by inflating a small balloon inside it. 676 more words
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Ahead of any surgical procedure, doctors try to learn as much as possible about the state of the organs they plan to operate on. A new camera developed in the Netherlands can now make that easier – giving surgeons an incredibly detailed look inside blood vessels, all the way to the patient’s heart. 390 more words
Poor circulation leads to a lack of warmth and nutrients, including oxygen, at the peripheries; particularly the hands and feet.
Raynaud’s Disease (or syndrome)
This is an uncommon condition caused by nervous spasm in the small arteries, especially of the fingers, resulting in their going cold, white, and often numb. 363 more words