Vascular Team Helps Edward Buyinski Reach His Goals
After more than a decade of symptoms caused by Behcet’s Disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder, Edward Buyinski is beating the odds.
The rare disease, caused by inflamed blood vessels, can lead to numerous symptoms varying from inflammation of the eyes to oral ulcers.
According to the American Behcet’s Disease Association, the condition affects less than 200,000 people in the United States. And, in the few cases that are known, treatment of the disease is aimed at preventing or reducing symptoms and complications.
In Buyinski’s case, the disease began to show up on scans as arterial aneurysms or weakening of the blood vessels.
That’s when a vascular team at Good Samaritan Hospital, led by Dr. Patrick Muck, began to place stents inside of the aneurysms after every occurrence. These procedures, along with improved screenings and routine follow-ups, have made it possible for Buyinski to manage the disease.
Overall, Buyinski has experienced medical improvements and is even moving forward into a new career thanks to this breakthrough technology.
Last Updated: March 19, 2017