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.
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.
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.
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.
Asking questions will help you understand why you need to see a vascular surgeon, and what to expect from any surgical procedures. Tips in this video include asking about recovery time and home care.
As we continue to make advancements in medicine, there are more heart operations we can do through a mini-or small-incision approach. This allows for faster healing and less recuperation time.
Statins are prescribed to control cholesterol levels if lifestyle changes alone aren’t successful. Niacin is sometimes used to manage cholesterol on people who cannot tolerate statins. Can using Niacin do more harm than good?
Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is not something that should be taken lightly. Cleveland Clinic’s Richard Krasuski, MD, highlights five symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
A recent study found lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death for patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared to balloon angioplasty and/or stenting.
The heart muscle weakens with heart disease. For those with unrelieved chest pain from angina and heart failure, Enhanced External Counterpulsation therapy could help.