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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|

How to Avoid Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease Prevention
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition primarily caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries. As the plaque collects, it narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow, preventing adequate circulation of oxygen and nutrients. PAD most commonly affects the legs, and if the disease progresses without treatment, […]

October 12th, 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|

HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol: What You Should Know 

What is the Difference Between HDL and LDL Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a pliable substance that helps you make cell membranes, hormones, and vitamin D. Located in your blood, it is produced by your liver and comes from the foods you eat. Along with cholesterol, other fats like triglycerides are particles located in your bloodstream and are […]

September 3rd, 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).