Visceral artery disease involves the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the spleen, intestines, and liver. This narrowing is the result of atherosclerosis — a hardening of the arteries — and leads to a reduction in blood-flow to these organs. Atherosclerosis occurs due to the build-up of fatty deposits called plaque that adhere to the walls of arteries.
Arcuate Ligament Syndrome
Also known as celiac artery compression syndrome, median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) involves an arch-shaped ligament that goes around the aorta and connects the diaphragm and spine. It occurs when this ligament presses too much on the celiac artery (a major aorta branch that delivers blood to the liver, stomach, and other organs) along with…Learn More
Fibromuscular disease causes narrowing of arteries throughout your body, most frequently the arteries to the kidneys (renal arteries) and brain (carotid arteries). In rare cases, FMD can affect leg or intestinal arteries. Uncommon FMD most commonly affects young women of European descent. FMD of the kidney arteries is found in 4–7% of women. FMD of…Learn More
Mesenteric ischemia is poor circulation in the vessels supplying blood flow to your mesenteric organs: your stomach, liver, colon and intestine. With poor circulation, blockages can form and compromise the function of these organs. Can be acute or chronic Mesenteric ischemia can come on suddenly or build slowly and become an ongoing health issue. It…Learn More
The renal arteries originate in your heart and are responsible for carrying blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to your kidneys. When the renal arteries become blocked, a condition called renal artery stenosis, your kidneys do not receive enough blood or oxygen. These arteries can also be affected by a number of diseases, most commonly…Learn More
Visceral Artery Aneurysm
An aneurysm is an expansion of an artery due to a weakening of the artery wall. As the artery enlarges like a balloon, the wall becomes thinner and can burst. A visceral artery aneurysm is one associated with the arteries supplying your liver, spleen, kidneys or intestines. Uncommon, treatable This type of aneurysm is uncommon….Learn More