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Vascular surgeon (Dr. Amit Kumar) helps elderly Emirati woman get back on her feet

Vascular surgeon (Dr. Amit Kumar) helps elderly Emirati woman get back on her feet

Vascular surgeon Sharjah, has helped a 76-year-old Emirati diabetic woman get back on her feet after a successful procedure at University Hospital Sharjah. During the two-hour long angioplasty procedure, Dr Amit Kumar, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at UHS, removed several blockages in her leg’s arteries, allowing her to walk again after many years of being wheelchair-bound. The patient, Fatima Salim Al Marri, has been a diabetic with high blood pressure for the past 18......

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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular diseases (PVDs) are blood circulation disorders that impact blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. Normally PVD strikes the veins and arteries of arms and legs. PVD results in narrowing of blood vessels and decreases the amount of blood and oxygen supplied to the arms and legs. People with Diabetics have a high risk of having PVDs especially in our part of the world, eventually causing loss of sensation and result in to amputation. To......

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Aneurysms

Aneurysms

An aneurysm is the simple ballooning of a blood vessel. This can affect the “arteries” or the tubes, which carry “clean” blood as well as the veins (unclean blood). Not only are aneurysms more common in the arteries but also more dangerous. They can either become so big that they can burst…”rupture”, or like an empty dumpster which is a magnet for garbage, an aneurysm collects blood and develops “clots” (garbage). These can then break off and go to the......

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Side effects of “injections” – sclerotherapy

Side effects of “injections” – sclerotherapy

What are “injections” that are given in the veins? While the video shows you how it looks, there are several questions, which I get asked mainly related to the complications, and which I thought we should discuss. These “injections” are also known as “sclerotherapy.” These can be done for the very fine veins – “reticular veins / spider veins” or the larger veins “ varicose veins”. The smaller ones (reticular veins) are treated simply with using......

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Endovascular Revolution in Vascular Surgery : Coffee Morning at UHS

Endovascular Revolution in Vascular Surgery : Coffee Morning at UHS

At UHS coffee morning session on 30th August 2015, Dr. Amit Kumar, Consultant, Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Sharjah spoke about “Endovascular Revolution in Vascular Surgery” Vascular surgery recognized the transition from open surgery to endovascular procedures as treatments for vascular disease, which was established in Dr. Amit’s lecture. Because of their experience and expertise in minimally invasive procedures (Endovascular) for carotid occlusive......

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