Angiologists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, i.e. diseases of blood vessels, as well as diseases of the lymphatic system. The vascular system includes arteries, veins and capillaries. Angiology is often combined with other medical specialties, such as cardiology, radiology, neurology, and surgery, to provide a comprehensive view of the state of a patient’s vascular system. Angiology primarily deals with the prevention of diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the developed countries. Statistics show that in the developed countries, 50% of people suffer from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, the most common of which are heart attack and stroke. In addition to the heart muscle itself, blood vessels play an equally important role in the cardiovascular system and Angiology is the one that should monitor their condition.

Angiologists diagnose and treat diseases such as peripheral artery disease, venous thrombosis, varicose veins, edema, narrowing of the carotid artery, aortic aneurysm, etc.

Through the use of ultrasound (doppler sonography), CT and MR angiography, angiologists get a comprehensive insight into the condition of the patient’s blood vessels.

Based on the diagnostic results, angiologists prescribe therapies for various vascular diseases. This may include conservative methods such as drug therapy, lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments, but also interventional procedures.