RISK FACTORS

Central risk factors are:

  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • genetic predisposition
  • high blood pressure
  • high levels of cholesterol in the blood

 

NARROWING IN THE CAROTID ARTERY

A disruption to the blood circulation in the carotid artery can cause a temporary disruption in, for example, the arm or eye (transient ischaemic attack, TIA), in the worst case scenario even a brain infarction.

A normal dizzy spell is not generally the result of constriction in the carotid artery.

When a constriction in the carotid artery is suspected, this should be investigated with Doppler ultrasound and an MRI scan.

Specialists in vascular surgery at Eira Hospital
Alho Hanni Specialist in vascular surgery Book an appointment
Halmesmäki Karoliina Specialist in vascular surgery Book an appointment
Railo Mikael Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery Book an appointment
Next available appointments
Tue 21.11.
11:50
20 min
Railo Mikael
Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
Tue 21.11.
13:10
20 min
Railo Mikael
Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
Tue 21.11.
13:30
20 min
Railo Mikael
Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
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ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN THE LOWER EXTREMITIES
Atherosclerosis in the lower extremities causes what is known as peripheral artery disease. Insufficient oxygenation of the legs during exertion causes pain in the legs. A specialist in vascular surgery charts the severity of the atherosclerosis with the help of arterial pressure measurement and works out the requirement for further investigations.

The specialist's comments

See the video in which Eira's vascular surgeon Mikael Railo explain treatments of varicose veins. The video is in Finnish.
Price list
Arteriosclerosis Price  
Appointment with a specialist in vascular surgery
includes the appointment and an ultrasound scan
198 €  
An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added.