FMD - A Hidden Threat

FMD: A Hidden Threat for Middle-Aged Women

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Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) is a little-known form of vascular disease that leaves many women vulnerable to stroke and severe high blood pressure in the prime of life.

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Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

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After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. Get key advice on steps you can take.

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A Rare Disease That’s More Common Than You Think

Tags: blood clots, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health, thrombophilia, vascular disease

Factor V Leiden is a little known disease, and it might be more common than you think. Having European ancestors increases your risk of having the defective gene for this blood disorder.

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Radiation That Cures Your Cancer Can Cause Collateral Damage (Video)

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Radiation therapy for head and neck cancers improves outcomes and even saves lives. However, the treatment also can have an unwanted side effect: Damage to blood vessels in the neck. Watch as one of our vascular surgeons explains.

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What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

Tags: blood clots, blood thinners, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, heart and vascular institute, vascular disease

Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Learn more about blood clots, their symptoms and steps you can take to help avoid them.

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Battling the Bulge: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, heart and vascular institute, risk factors, vascular disease

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge that can form in a section of the body’s main artery. These aneurysms develop slowly over the years and often have no symptoms — but can become dangerous.

Recover from Vascular Surgery

What to Watch for After Vascular Surgery (Video)

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While recovering from vascular surgery, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of complications. Tips in this video include identifying serious signs and symptoms and understanding what they might mean.


What Happens After Vascular Surgery? (Video)

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Knowing what to expect after vascular surgery helps you prepare. Extreme fatigue and changes in appetite often occur after surgery, and prescribed medications help patients increase activity levels without pain.


Short of Breath? It Could Be a Heart Issue

Tags: abnormal heart beat, activity, coronary artery disease, exercise, heart disease, vascular disease

The fitter you are, the better you will feel as you age. But if you experience a sudden decrease in your activity level, something could be wrong and it is time to talk to your doctor.


PAD Problems? Medicated Stents Can Help (Video)

Tags: artery disease, heart and vascular institute, PAD, peripheral artery disease (PAD), stent, vascular disease

Vascular surgeons now use medicated, flexible stents to treat patients with narrowed arteries to the legs. Initial research shows that the stents help lower the risk that treated arteries will become narrow again.