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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|

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

Everything You Need to Know About an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

You just came out of a doctor’s appointment and you’ve been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Your mind is reeling from all the information you just received about your condition. When you’re first diagnosed, it can be extremely overwhelming with all the information circulating […]

September 10th, 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 Without P.A.D

Do you ever wonder what life would be like without Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)? Think about it!

You suffer from cramping pain and tiredness in your legs and hips. Climbing a flight of stairs hurts. Sometimes the pain goes away with rest, but as soon as you move again, it’s back. You got a bad cut […]

How P.A.D Affects Your Health and How We Can Help

If you have Peripheral Artery Disease, you likely suffer from a variety of symptoms that affect your everyday health. USA Vascular Centers can help alleviate your symptoms with non-surgical treatment.

You may notice painful cramping or tiredness in your legs while walking. If you have a wound, it may not heal properly or may be slow […]

September 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Famous Actor Who Died of Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)

Charles Hawtrey born as George Frederick Joffre Hartree (1914 to 1988) was a British actor, best known for being one  of the regular ensemble cast that made up the Carry on team in the UK in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. On October 24th, 1988, Charles collapsed in the doorway of the Royal Hotel in […]

August 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |