Stroke Screenings and Carotid Artery Stenosis

Stroke Screenings and Carotid Artery Stenosis The carotid arteries in your neck provide the main supply of blood to the brain. A buildup of plaque in these arteries, narrows the artery, or carotid artery stenosis (CAS), can increase possibility of a stroke. If you have an increased risk for a stroke, carotid artery screening is…

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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES COVID-19 SYMPTOMS  Patient If you are experiencing fever (over 100.4), cough, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient, please contact our scheduling department at 231.739.9461 to reschedule your appointment. UPDATED VISITOR POLICY FOLLOWING GOVERNOR WHITMER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER: ONE VISITOR may be considered under at least one of these special circumstances: Visitor is…

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What You Need to Know About Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD)

What You Need to Know About Peripheral Vascular Disease Peripheral Vascular Disease, or PVD, is a vascular condition where the blood vessels outside of the brain and heart restrict and narrow, decreasing blood flow and increasing the risk of blockage and blood vessel spasms. Learn more about this condition, risk factors and treatment options for…

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The ABC’s of AAA – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a serious vascular condition that fortunately, is manageable with surgery. The aorta is the largest artery in your body, running from your heart through your abdomen and to the legs. Wear on this artery over time can cause a rupture, resulting in massive internal bleeding and pain. Here’s what you…

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Defense Against Diabetic Complications

Diabetes can be difficult to manage and lifestyle adjustments can often feel overwhelming to patients. But there is a reason behind the recommended diet and exercise. Farther down the road, larger complications can arise such as nerve damage, cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, hearing impairment and amputation. In order to prevent these complications, MSA has recommended…

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Spotting the Signs of a Stroke

There is some confusion about the signs of a stroke. In fact, many people experience them without realizing it – a dangerous situation since strokes can cause permanent damage to the brain. It’s important to know if you are at risk for a stroke and learn the symptoms as well as the proper course of…

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What is Sclerotherapy? The Cure to Vein Pain

While the look of spider veins and varicose veins are not ideal, the health risks attached to them are another matter completely. Chronic Venous Insufficiency can cause certain veins to bulge and weaken in the legs or feet. Tissue damage and even skin rashes can result from this condition, and require a skilled hand in…

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency: What Is It and What Can Be Done?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where your veins are unable to bring blood back to your heart. This causes blood to flow backwards, pooling into the legs resulting in swelling. If left untreated, it could cause a leg ulcer. Learn the signs, prevention, and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.   Signs: Detecting CVI…

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MSA Vascular Lab Earns IAC Accreditation in Four Specialized Testing Areas for the 15th year in a Row

The Vascular Lab – A division of Muskegon Surgical Associates, earns IAC accreditation in four specialized testing areas for the 15th year in a row  The Vascular Lab – A division of Muskegon Surgical Associates– is a dedicated vascular ultrasound lab specializing in noninvasive studies of the arteries and veins. We utilize technology from one…

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Exercises to get your blood pumping.

Working towards a healthy heart doesn’t have to be difficult. Getting the blood pumping with daily or weekly exercises is one of the best ways to reduce vascular issues. See these exercises that boost vascular health and keep your heart happy. Aerobics  Walking, running, jogging or even skipping is great for circulation. This type of…

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