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How Does Gender Affect Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease?

Close to 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from the limiting effects of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common arterial condition that causes the passageways to become blocked with plaque. For many years, it has been common knowledge that PAD is mainly a male-dominated condition; however, new studies have shown that although […]

Which Foods Can Lower Cholesterol?

There are 2 main types of cholesterol: LDL and HDL. LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein is commonly known as bad cholesterol, it can speed up the process of plaque or fatty deposits in your arteries, and increase your risk of getting heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease or PAD. HDL cholesterol, or High Density […]

Different Types of Stents

Types of Stents Used for the Treatment of PAD and May-Thurner Syndrome
Stents are small expandable tubes, which open narrowed or blocked arteries. Stents can consist of metal mesh, fabric, silicone or a combination of different materials. Each stent has a different use and purpose based on the material and size.
6 Types of Stents Commonly Known […]

Why Your Legs are Keeping You Up at Night

Jim woke up sweating from a terrible nightmare in the middle of the night. He laid there for a few minutes trying to collect himself and come back to reality; but the pain in his legs just began to set in, and he was afraid he had an even bigger problem.

Waking up from a nightmare […]

Hair Loss on Your Legs? You Might Have a Vascular Problem

Jim started losing the hair on his head the day he turned 40. He remembers thinking about how he might look as an old, bald man. It turns out he didn’t have to wait long. Last year, Jim began to notice he was losing hair on his legs. He thought it was strange, but just […]

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 […]