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What is Percutaneous Peripheral Intervention?

Percutaneous Peripheral Intervention
Percutaneous peripheral intervention (PPI) is a category of medical procedures used to open narrowed or blocked coronary and peripheral arteries that are restricting blood flow. PPI methods may be deemed necessary to address plaque buildup in any non-cardiac artery and are excellent treatment options for those who struggle with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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October 19th, 2021|

PAD vs. CAD: What’s the Difference?

What is the Difference Between Peripheral Artery Disease and Coronary Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are two serious arterial medical conditions. Both are caused by plaque buildup along the artery walls, resulting in restricted blood flow. While both PAD and CAD have the same causes, they are two distinct diseases […]

October 5th, 2021|

PAD and Flying: Flight Tips & Information for PAD Patients

People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) deserve to enjoy a vacation, go on a work trip, or visit long-distance family, but flying with PAD can pose unique complications. This is especially true of longer flights that last more than four hours. The most common type of PAD is lower-extremity PAD, which is why staying still […]

September 28th, 2021|

Blue, Discolored Feet: What You Should Know

“Why Are My Feet Turning Blue?”
If you’ve noticed that your feet are cold to the touch and appear blue, it may be a symptom of an underlying issue. These symptoms may be especially noticeable when you are sedentary; you may notice your feet turning blue when you’re sitting or lying down. If your feet are […]

September 7th, 2021|

Hair Loss on Legs: Watch Out for Peripheral Artery Disease

If you have noticed that you are losing hair on your legs, you may assume it is happening because you're getting older. If you don't feel any different or notice other symptoms, it is easy to brush it off without considering more serious underlying issues. Even without detectable symptoms, you may have developed a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Calcium Deposits and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What Causes Calcium Deposits?
Calcium is a mineral that naturally occurs in the body and is necessary for one’s general health. When it collects in the wrong place, it can turn into tiny crystals or calcium deposits. Calcium can collect in the arteries where it becomes plaque, which restricts blood flow.

Several factors cause calcium deposits to […]

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What You Need to Know About Tired and Aching Legs

Why Do My Legs Ache?
Tired, achy legs are usually not a cause for concern. However, if you are at risk for certain health conditions like heart disease or peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may be worried that your painful legs could be a sign of something more serious. Experiencing symptoms from PAD can significantly impact […]