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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things Only People with PAD Can Understand

If you are at risk for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), or you have already been diagnosed, then you probably know how debilitating of a condition it can become. According to the National Department of Health and Human Services, 1 out of every 20 people living in America over the age of 50 has PAD, a […]

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 […]

Long-Term Effects of Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease

We often hear about diabetes and how it is a lifelong battle for people who are diagnosed with this disease. The most common form of this condition is type 2 diabetes, which affects the way your body uses insulin. Over 30 million people living in the United States are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according […]

What Is Arterial Plaque?

When the average person hears the word “plaque” the first thought that comes to mind is the plaque you get scraped off your teeth during a routine dentist appointment. However, did you know that plaque can accumulate within the arteries?
What is plaque?
Plaque buildup is composed of fatty deposits that clog arteries and thicken blood vessel […]