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.
Many factors can cause leg swelling. If you develop this problem, you can expect your doctor to ask about your overall health, your diet, your exercise levels, your medications and more.
Anybody can have a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung), but not everyone has symptoms. Not treated quickly, they can cause heart or lung damage and even death. Are you at risk?
If you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), find out what different diets can offer, including the DASH, Mediterranean, low-fat and low-carb diets; Ornish Spectrum diet; Weil anti-inflammatory diet and Esselstyn diet.
When a young woman survives a heart attack, the cause may be sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a little-known condition linked to several underlying diseases.
Blockages in your arteries can happen anywhere in your body, but blocked arteries in the heart and brain tend to be more severe. Here’s why.
While the benefits of statin use in people with aortic aneurysm disease are not clearly proven, some evidence supports its use. Read further to find out more. It may be worth a discussion with your doctor.
Blood clotting diseases can interrupt the normal flow of blood through your body and lead to dangerous blood clots, but treatment is available.
When arteries to your legs and feet are critically clogged with plaque, grave problems can develop. A new treatment gives hope to patients facing amputation.