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Southern Diet, You’re Giving Me a Heart Attack
Your mouth may like fried chicken and gravy, buttered rolls and sweet tea, but what about your heart?
Why Some PAD Patients Should Take a Walk
Got peripheral artery disease (PAD)? A simple, at-home activity may help you get your mobility back.
How Keeping Your Hips Strong Might Ease Leg Pain
The narrowing of arteries in the limbs — a common circulatory problem called peripheral artery disease — can often cause leg pain, but strengthening your hip muscles may bring relief.
FDA Approves New Treatment for PAD in Upper Leg
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg.
FDA Approves New Device to Open Blocked Arteries
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Catheter (Lutonix DCB).
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.
Jobs May Affect Heart Health
Factors like diet and exercise affect cardiovascular health. But where you work might also affect heart health.
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
Socioeconomic Status Tied to PAD Risk
Past research has linked lower socioeconomic status to a higher risk for heart disease. A new study now suggests that low socioeconomic status might be linked to a specific circulatory problem.