As we age, the veins and arteries that carry blood throughout the body can harden, narrow or become blocked. Age is not the only concern with it comes to vascular disease. Smoking continues to be one of the biggest risk factors. As vascular surgeon Dr. Tom Howard explains, genetics and family history also play an important role. Dr. Howard explains the importance of screening for vascular problems and what treatment options are available if problems are found.
The Nebraska Medical Center is a regional leader in cardiovascular care and treatment. For more information about the medical center, visit http://www.nebraskamed.com/Vascular or call 1-800-922-0000.