Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common disease that affects the arteries in your legs. Your peripheral arteries carry oxygenated blood from your heart to other parts of your body. PAD is caused when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in your blood collects in your arterial walls, reducing or blocking blood flow to your limbs. […]
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Coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease (CAD) are terms you have probably heard often in connection with heart health and are commonly used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease specifically that CHD is caused by CAD. CAD is categorized as the narrowing or blockage of […]
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American Heart Month focuses on raising awareness of heart disease, while promoting healthy living tips and tools that you can use in your […]
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries obstruct blood flow to a person’s limbs. The disease most commonly is the result of progressive buildup of fatty acids or plaque in the arteries. Plaque buildup in the arteries’ walls is known as atherosclerosis, and causes the arteries to narrow or […]
This is our third and last article in the series. Enjoy the first two articles here- Why So Many PAD Cases
Go Undiagnosed?andTop 6 Things That Put You At Risk For PAD.
In most cases, PAD is initially diagnosed by measuring blood pressure in the ankles and arms, then
calculating the patient’s Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test. Patients […]