Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of cholesterol and plaque in the arteries that lead to your extremities. PAD can cause discomfort in your legs and feet, and limit your walking and activities. Severe PAD can progress to loss of limb. Your doctor can check for signs of the disease with a simple test of … Read More
Women with peripheral artery disease tend to have later diagnosis, quicker progression and worse outcomes than men do. A cardiologist helps explain why and offers tips for managing the disease.
It’s a familiar scene. You turn up the thermostat; your partner turns it down. Some people struggle with feeling cold all the time — especially when it comes to their hands and feet. Find out when you should see a doctor.
Drug-coated balloons are the newest way to treat peripheral artery disease. Research shows they’re more effective than regular balloon angioplasty. But how do they compare to stents and other treatment options?
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A simple test provides a truer sense of blood flow in the legs, providing a better way to test for and grade peripheral artery disease.
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It’s not news that walking is good for you. But a recent study found that a sweet treat may make walking a little easier for you if you have painful leg cramping from peripheral artery disease (PAD). Prior research showing possible benefits of eating dark chocolate has led to more studies. Recently, researchers found that … Read More
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 peripheral artery disease (PAD), or the clogging and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil … Read More
A new type of stent provides long-lasting help for some patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Initial trials show that these new medicated and flexible stents help restore adequate blood flow to the legs, and lessen the risk that those treated blood vessels will become narrow again. When you don’t get enough blood to your … Read More