Clogged arteries in your legs or arms can signal potentially lethal blocked coronary arteries. Read more to learn who should be tested and who should not.
Vascular (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
There’s a controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all American adults who have increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
What seemed like a grave medical error on Halloween Eve, 1958, turned out to be a breakthrough in heart disease diagnosis.
Receiving radiation to the chest to treat cancer may increase the risk of developing heart issues later in life. Cardiac surgeon Bruce Lytle, MD, explains what to look out for and how a specialist called a cardio-oncologist can help.
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.
A little preparation will help you get more out of your visit to your vascular surgeon. Tips for maximizing your appointment include having questions ready and bringing a friend along.
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.
Patient gets a new run at life with a high-tech amputation revision. The high-tech Ertl procedure, in which a more radical amputation is performed, can dramatically improve people’s ability to engage in weight-bearing activities.
Adults suffering strokes under the age of 50 are at increased risk of dying within 20 years, a new study finds.
Peripheral artery disease is a dangerous condition that, if untreated, can cause gangrene and lead to amputation. Cleveland Clinic physicians talk about this during a live webchat Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at noon (ET).