Your vascular system, also called the circulatory system, is made up of vessels that carry blood and lymph through the body.
The vessels of the blood circulatory system are:
- Arteries: Blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body.
- Veins: Blood vessels that carry blood from the body back into the heart.
- Capillaries: Tiny blood vessels between arteries and veins that distribute oxygen-rich blood to the body.
Vascular interventional radiology uses minimally invasive techniques with catheters, needles, and other devices, which are guided through these vessels to the treatment site.