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Different Types of Stents

Types of Stents Used for the Treatment of PAD and May-Thurner Syndrome
Stents are small expandable tubes, which open narrowed or blocked arteries. Stents can consist of metal mesh, fabric, silicone or a combination of different materials. Each stent has a different use and purpose based on the material and size.
6 Types of Stents Commonly Known […]

9 Common Diabetes Myths

Diabetes: The Myths and Facts
According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 30 million people with diabetes in America and 1 out of 10 of those people don’t even know they have it.  If not managed properly, diabetes can cause a number of serious complications like blindness, amputation, kidney disease, heart attack, and […]

January 22nd, 2020|

Why Is It So Hard To Quit Smoking?

The Impact of Smoking & Why It’s So Hard to Quit
According to the World Health Organization, more than 8 million people worldwide die from smoking every year. Smoking has been around for decades, so everyone should be aware of how damaging it can be to your health. Although we know smoking is bad, many people […]

January 15th, 2020|

The “Silent Killer”

What is the “Silent Killer”?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer because untreated high blood pressure increases risk for various life threatening conditions. Hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, dementia, and even blindness.

The Risks
High blood pressure also increases the risk for vascular diseases like Peripheral Artery Disease(PAD). This condition […]

January 9th, 2020|Tags: , |