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Which Foods Can Lower Cholesterol?

There are 2 main types of cholesterol: LDL and HDL. LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein is commonly known as bad cholesterol, it can speed up the process of plaque or fatty deposits in your arteries, and increase your risk of getting heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease or PAD. HDL cholesterol, or High Density […]

Does Scar Tissue Interfere with PAD Treatment?

When you get injured, your body responds by repairing the damaged tissue, which is known as scar tissue. It can develop as a result of injury, surgery or acne. It’s a thick fibrous tissue which is often formed after surgery or as a result of a disease. When scar tissue is formed around a stitch […]

Calcium Deposits and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Calcium is an essential ion for many metabolic pathways in your body, neural activities and regulation of heart rate. The amount of calcium that you need everyday depends on your age, gender and other health issues. Talk to your doctor about the optimum level of daily calcium intake.

As calcium is transported through the bloodstream and […]

March 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

What is PAD Disease? 10 Common Questions

Q1. I have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). What do I do now?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition caused by the blockage or narrowing of arteries due to plaque build-up. If left untreated, PAD can lead to even more serious complications like heart stroke or limb amputation. If you are experiencing signs of this common […]

American Heart Month: Fight Off PAD and Heart Disease

February is National American Heart Month. National American Heart Month is a way for American’s to stay aware of the dangers of heart disease. PAD and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) are both caused by a narrowing and blocking of arteries in critical regions of the body, also called atherosclerosis.

The CDC claims that heart disease is the number […]

The Vitamin You May Be Forgetting

What is Vitamin K?
The benefits of Vitamin K are very useful for maintaining good overall health. Vitamin K is a nutrient that plays an important role in building bone health and good blood clots, yet most people are not getting enough of it in their diets. There are two different forms of Vitamin K, K1 […]

December 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Waiting Until It’s Too Late

If you’ve ever heard about the effects of smoking, you probably know how bad for your health it can be. At USA Vascular Centers, we think its important that our patients understand the value of their health and want to emphasize the importance of making healthy choices. Read Bradley’s stories and learn about the true […]