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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|

Understanding the Differences Between PAD vs. PVD

When it comes to managing your health, it’s important to fully understand your condition. It can sometimes be confusing when doctors use terms interchangeably without disclosing what they mean.

There are subtle differences between the terms, PAD and PVD.  Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) afflicts the arteries alone while Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a broader […]

August 13th, 2018|

A Diabetic’s Guide to Peripheral Artery Disease

One in 20 people living in the U.S. over the age of 50 have peripheral artery disease (PAD); that’s over 12 million individuals! PAD occurs when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries causing large amounts of plaque to accumulate; consequently, creating a blockage of blood flow […]

Life Before and After Stent Angioplasty

For nearly 20 years, Tom has taken the two flights of stairs up to his office as part of his morning ritual. He’d often stop on the first floor to say hello to the receptionist, but if he was in a hurry, he would keep on going. Over the last few weeks, however, the stairs […]