All arteries and veins in the body can be affected by vascular disease. This can range from blocked arteries in the leg to aortic aneurysm. Vascular disease is caused by “ferrying up” of the arteries with cholesterol and fatty deposits. This is the same disease that causes heart disease and strokes. Vascular disease is very common and effects around four million people in the UK, the same number as heart disease and cancer. It represents 40% of deaths and is a common cause of lower limb amputation.
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