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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when leg arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque. These blockages can result in severe pain for patients, limited physical mobility, and life-threatening non-healing leg ulcers. According to the American Heart Association, this condition affects approximately 8 to 12 million Americans. With only about 25 percent of PAD patients undergoing treatment, it is a disease that is largely under-diagnosed and under-treated. If left untreated, PAD can lead to critical leg ischemia, a condition where not enough blood is being delivered to the leg to keep the tissue alive. Total loss of circulation to the legs and feet can cause gangrene and lead to amputation.
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Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

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Study shows adverse outcomes associated with use of more blood thinners

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

High-intensity walking exercise benefits people with peripheral artery disease

High-intensity walking exercise benefits people with peripheral artery disease

Scientists review current knowledge of the role of calcium-sensing receptor in immune cells

Scientists review current knowledge of the role of calcium-sensing receptor in immune cells

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Mid-term clinical trial results of two cell therapies for critical limb ischemia show similar outcomes

Mid-term clinical trial results of two cell therapies for critical limb ischemia show similar outcomes

First human clinical trial validates the practicality, accuracy of oxygen-sensing liquid bandage

First human clinical trial validates the practicality, accuracy of oxygen-sensing liquid bandage

Study: Paclitaxel-coated devices do not increase mortality for patients with peripheral artery disease

Study: Paclitaxel-coated devices do not increase mortality for patients with peripheral artery disease

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

People with heart disease can receive high-dose or standard-dose flu vaccines for protection

People with heart disease can receive high-dose or standard-dose flu vaccines for protection

Study: Many COVID-19 patients suffer cardiovascular damage even after recovery

Study: Many COVID-19 patients suffer cardiovascular damage even after recovery

Study finds increase in comorbidities, mortality risk among hospitalized patients with heart failure

Study finds increase in comorbidities, mortality risk among hospitalized patients with heart failure

Heart failure poses the greatest risk of death for people with type 2 diabetes

Heart failure poses the greatest risk of death for people with type 2 diabetes

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COVID-19 and blood group in aortic valve replacement

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Anticardiolipin antibodies and COVID-19

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Study provides indications and techniques of lower extremity revascularization

Study provides indications and techniques of lower extremity revascularization

Nanostimulators can amp up stem cells' regenerative powers for muscle repair

Nanostimulators can amp up stem cells' regenerative powers for muscle repair