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American Heart Month: Fight Off PAD and Heart Disease

February is National American Heart Month. National American Heart Month is a way for American’s to stay aware of the dangers of heart disease. PAD and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) are both caused by a narrowing and blocking of arteries in critical regions of the body, also called atherosclerosis.

The CDC claims that heart disease is the number […]

High Cholesterol and Vascular Disease

Does High Cholesterol Cause Peripheral Artery Disease?
If you have high cholesterol, you need to take extra steps to ensure your maintaining a healthy life. This means eating healthy, getting proper exercise, avoiding inactivity, and not smoking. High cholesterol and vascular disease are both preventable conditions. If you maintain healthy cholesterol, you can significantly decrease your […]

February 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

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 […]

The “Silent Killer”

What is the “Silent Killer”?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer because untreated high blood pressure increases risk for various life threatening conditions. Hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, dementia, and even blindness.

The Risks
High blood pressure also increases the risk for vascular diseases like Peripheral Artery Disease(PAD). This condition […]

January 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

The Vitamin You May Be Forgetting

What is Vitamin K?
The benefits of Vitamin K are very useful for maintaining good overall health. Vitamin K is a nutrient that plays an important role in building bone health and good blood clots, yet most people are not getting enough of it in their diets. There are two different forms of Vitamin K, K1 […]

December 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

What Kind of Doctor Treats Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that describes the buildup of plaque in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. If left untreated, the build-up of plaque can cause arteries to harden and narrow. This makes it more difficult for blood to travel through the body, especially to the legs and ankles. PAD most commonly […]

The Surprising Link Between Sleep and Heart Attacks

Remember you were younger and your mom would nag, telling you that it was important to get enough sleep? Well, she was nagging for a good reason. New research now suggests that sleep could help prevent serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke or vascular disease. But what about getting your Zzz’s potentially decreases […]