Artery Information in Tucson, Arizona

The Vascular System

Your vascular system is comprised of many blood vessels which carry blood throughout your body. While veins carry oxygen-poor blood toward your heart, arteries carry the oxygen-rich blood away and out into the rest of your body. Sometimes problems occur in these passageways, leading to health issues. Click through the provided links to learn more about vascular health problems.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

AAAA balloon-like dilation occurring when a blood vessel wall weakens.

Aortic Dissection

A tear that occurs between the innermost and middle layers of the aorta.

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Blockage of the aorta or the iliac arteries, usually due to buildup of plaque.

Arm Artery Disease

Found when blood clots float from your heart or injured artery into your arm.


Disease process leading to hardening and narrowing of your arteries.

Endoleaks (Type I-V)

When blood leaks back into an aneurysm sac following an EVAR procedure.

Fibromuscular Disease

Mesenteric Ischemia

Poor circulation in the vessels supplying blood flow to your mesenteric organs.

Popliteal & Peripheral Aneurysm

The weakening of a blood vessel wall in your abdomen or leg.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries of the legs.

Renovascular Conditions


When the blood supply to a part of your brain is interrupted.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

An expansion of a section of the aorta that slowly degenerates.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Conditions due to the compression of nerves or blood vessels within your arms.

Visceral Artery (Mesenteric) Aneurysm

Expansion of the visceral artery due to weakening of the artery wall.

Carotid Disease and Stroke

Buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries which supply blood to your brain.


Chronic disease where plaque builds up in the arteries of the legs.

Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

A group of diseases in which insufficient quantities of blood are supplied to the brain.


Infection of the bone, often due to poor blood supply.

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