Peripheral Artery Disease

Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…various pulse points in the extremities, I generally found that what causes cold hands and feet could often be a number of things, from peripheral artery disease, to diabetes and Raynaud’s syndrome. How to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm * Take the “awesome foursome” which can make a real difference…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

…people who should be taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs—such as Zocor, Lipitor or the many others—are middle aged men with coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they deplete the body of CoQ10, a biochemical that’s…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat the condition, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty, or surgery in peripheral artery disease treatment. A Different…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…Aortic valve regurgitation * Thrombophlebitis or bloods clots * Peripheral vascular disease in the legs or previous leg amputations * Pregnancy or immediately following cardiac catheterization or bypass surgery After two prior coronary artery bypass surgeries, “Ben” wasn’t a candidate for a third…

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