Choose the Best Diet for Your Peripheral Arterial Disease

Any dietary therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) should reduce your intake of the types of fats associated with progression of cardiovascular disease. Ideally, these therapies would also reduce inflammation in the blood vessel wall and in your entire body. Assessing what can be achieved with diet therapy is important because it is part of … Read More

Can Your Arteries Get Blocked Anywhere in the Body?

We often hear about blocked arteries in the heart and brain, but why don’t we hear more about blockages in other parts of the body? Curtis M. Rimmerman, MD, a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, recently addressed this topic in a New York Times Ask Well blog post. In … Read More

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This Minimally Invasive Procedure Can Save Your Limbs by Restoring Blood Flow

A proven treatment for coronary artery disease now restores health to blood-starved limbs in patients with peripheral artery disease. Endovascular reconstruction is a minimally invasive procedure.  The procedure is similar to the balloon angioplasty and stenting used in coronary arteries. It provides a limb-saving option for some patients who have been told that they face … Read More

Myth or Truth: A Closer Look at Your Heart Health

Physicians from Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute take a closer look at some commonly held heart health beliefs. Find out if they are true or false and what you need to know on these topics. True or False?The peak hours for sudden cardiac death (SCD) are between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. True, says … Read More