Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking also is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease – and the habit can drastically shorten your life.
Just as artery blockages occur in the heart, artery blockages can obstruct blood flow to the legs. This is called peripheral artery disease (PAD), and it affects as many as 12 million Americans. Cleveland Clinic interventional cardiologist Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, is among a select group of physicians performing new and advanced procedures for preventing extremity … Read More