Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries result in reduced blood flow to the limbs.
When this occurs, there is not enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This may cause symptoms, such as leg pain when walking (claudication).
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
A peripheral aneurysm occurs when the abnormal bulge occurs in other blood vessels such as in the legs, groin or neck.
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that can cause aching pain and discomfort rather than just being a cosmetic concern.
Venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins do not work effectively, making it difficult for blood to return from the legs back to the heart.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no symptoms.
The most common life-threatening concern with DVT is the potential for a clot (or multiple clots) to detach from the veins (embolise), travel through the right side of the heart, and become stuck in arteries that supply blood to the lungs - a pulmonary embolism (PE).
A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Most strokes are caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain. A mini stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs when part of the brain experiences a temporary lack of blood flow. This causes stroke-like symptoms that resolve within 24 hours.
Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits (plaques) clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain. This blockage increases the risk of stroke.
Proper kidney function may be disrupted when the arteries that provide the kidneys with blood become narrowed.
Some patients with renal insufficiency experience no symptoms or only mild symptoms. Others develop dangerously high blood pressure, poor kidney function, or kidney failure that requires dialysis.
Chronic Wounds can have a significant limitation to the quality of life for the patient. Treatment of chronic wounds should be focused on improving arterial, venous and lymphatic flow, optimising nutrition, and appropriate wound dressings.
Chronic wounds require the help of specially trained wound care nursing staff.
Dialysis access creation and maintenance is vital for patients with renal failure. Caring for them involves close collaborative work with Renal Physicians.
Fistula surveillance intervals depends on if they are your own veins or if they have made with prosthetic or a combination of both.
Mayo has performed renal transplants as an independent consultant surgeon. He was involved with the 1000th Renal Transplant at The Austin in Melbourne. Mayo offers the service currently with Dr Tony Graham at St Vincent's Private Sydney.