Every minute your heart pumps about five quarts of blood through a system of blood vessels that's over 60,000 miles long. 2000 gallons of blood every day through all these veins and arteries. Keeping these pathways clear and working properly is vitally important.
But because of age, genetics or poor health, these veins and arteries can become clogged with plaques restricting the flow of blood. There's also "hardening of the arteries."
Today we'll learn about the vascular system and all that it does and what goes wrong and why.
Dr. Calderon will take us on a tour of our vascular system and talk about vascular disease and what help is available at PinnacleHealth.
There are also monthly screenings offered to help detect any problems. Learn more about them and the upcoming dates here. PinnacleHealth Vascular