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.
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.
A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.
Although vasculitis is rare, awareness of the disease and its symptoms is important. That’s because treatment exists for almost all forms of vasculitis and is more effective in preventing organ damage when diagnosed early.
For many people, the saying “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” doesn’t apply to the presence of spider veins. Learn more about how this common condition can be successfully treated using a simple outpatient procedure.
There is so much health information on the web that it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here are a few commonly believed heart health issues you may have read about. Let’s find out if they are myth or true and why.
A recent study found patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease who took statins were half as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes compared with patients not taking statins. Death rates also were cut in half.
Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.
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.
The Mediterranean diet has long been known to be a heart-healthy way to eat. New research shows that the diet also may protect against the clogging and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities.
On the surface, varicose veins can mar the smooth appearance of your skin. What lies beneath, though, can be the source of more serious problems.