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How Excessive Alcohol Use Can Damage Arteries

Having a drink at the end of a long week is very common, but what happens if it becomes more often?  Excessive drinking can negatively impact your health leading to problems with your liver, stomach, brain, heart, and cardiovascular system.Your heart and brain are particularly  vulnerable to  the damaging effects of vascular disease  caused by […]

March 26th, 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|

Research Suggests Widespread Lack of P.A.D. Awareness

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 […]

September 25th, 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|

Top 6 Things That Put You At Risk For PAD

The prevalence of PAD is more common among older adults, due to the weakening of their vascular
structure and functions. This weakening is caused by longer exposure to cardiovascular disease (CVD)
risk factors such as smoking, family history of vascular conditions, high blood pressure or cholesterol,
diabetes, and age. Plaque buildup in the arteries causes obstruction to normal […]

September 19th, 2018|