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.

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Myth or Truth: A Closer Look at Your Heart Health

Tags: coronary artery disease, e-News, heart 411, heart and vascular institute, heart facts, myth or truth, peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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.

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Study of PAD Patients Shows Statin Benefits

Tags: heart and vascular institute, PAD, peripheral arterial disease, statins

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

How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You—And Your Heart (Video)

Tags: cardiac rehab heart month, cardiac rehabilitation, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, heart video, video

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.

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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.

Study is first to link Mediterranean diet with lower risk

Diet May Provide Protection Against Artery Disease

Tags: healthy diet, heart disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Type 2 diabetes

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.

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Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Tags: blood clots, blood vessels, heart and vascular institute, varicose veins, vascular

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.

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Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy to Heart

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, women and heart disease

Hormone replacement therapy can help lessen the severity of menopause-related symptoms, but research has revealed health risks related to it. Studies now focus on HRT's effect on heart health.

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Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Tags: atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart and vascular institute, peripheral artery disease, pulse

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.

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Controversy Over Cholesterol-lowering Statin Use

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, statin

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.

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An Accident Paves The Way For Modern Heart Care

Tags: blood vessels, Coronary Angiography, coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, Dr. Sones, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, innovation

What seemed like a grave medical error on Halloween Eve, 1958, turned out to be a breakthrough in heart disease diagnosis.