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What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease or PAD is a common circulatory problem in people over the age of 50, which can become serious if left untreated. PAD is caused when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in your artery walls. This can lead to the blood flow being reduced or […]

The Warning Signs of PAD

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. […]

April 23rd, 2019|

Heart Disease vs. Arterial Disease: What’s the Difference?

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 […]

February 25th, 2019|

Healthy Tips for a Healthy Heart

According to the CDC, about 630,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women of any ethnic group.

American Heart Month focuses on raising awareness of heart disease, while promoting healthy living tips and tools that you can use in your […]

February 8th, 2019|

Life with vs. Life without PAD

October 3rd, 2018|

PAD Research You Should Know About

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.

Initial diagnosis

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 […]

September 21st, 2018|

Why So Many PAD Cases Go Undiagnosed

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) most often occurs in the leg arteries, but may also affect other arteries that supply blood and nutrients to the kidneys, intestines, arms and brain.

In the United States, between 8-12 million people have PAD. That is why it’s utterly shocking that awareness and education surrounding PAD and PAD symptoms is estimated […]

September 18th, 2018|