Arteries are large blood vessels that deliver blood rich in oxygen to various tissues of your body. These arteries can be either systemic or pulmonary. The systemic arteries deal with delivering blood to all the other organs and tissues of the body. while pulmonary arteries transport the blood from the heart to the lungs, ensuring their correct functioning. After that, the blood comes back to the heart.
The largest systemic artery in the human body is the aorta, which starts at the heart and supplies blood to various regions of the brain and to lower regions of your body. Arteries are large tubes that consist of three different layers: the intima, the media which is a layer of muscle designed to help the arteries withstand high blood pressure and the adventitia.
Common conditions associated with the arteries are Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atherosclerosis, Critical Limb Ischemia and Peripheral Vascular Disease. These diseases may not have obvious symptoms. As a result, sometimes patients’ are already in a serious condition when their diseases are diagnosed. With a complex condition, a series of different arteries treatments may be needed. In Singapore Medical Clinic, we offer the following types of treatments.