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20/Oct/2017

The approval of a new absorbable heart stent offers increased options for treating arterial blockage. The anticipated long term benefits, which have not been proven yet, include shortening the time patients must take blood thinners, simplifying future diagnosis, avoiding new disease forming in metal devices, and avoiding the need for future procedures.


20/Oct/2017

Every patient with Peripheral Artery Disease is unique but many are on statins. If you or a loved one is on statins and may have PAD, you’ll be interested in an article appearing in last Friday’s Medical News Today. It points to the connection between PAD patients on statins and reduced risk of amputation and death.


20/Oct/2017

In 2010, at age 26, NASCAR driver Brian Vickers was on a trip to Washington DC when he began to experience chest pain. At the time, Vickers was on a meteoric rise as one of the premier drivers in NASCAR. But a condition known as May-Thurner Syndrome was about to put Vickers’ career on hold.


20/Oct/2017

One of the most common types of diseases afflicting blood vessels is deep vein disease. While varicose veins are the most common result of this type of disease, there are other, more serious complications that can arise if left untreated. Venous ulcers, for example, form when deep vein disease is not taken care of in a timely manner. These can cause permanent injury to the tissue of your legs and may create chronic, non-healing wounds.