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Stem Cells Used to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease–Clogged Arteries in the Legs (PAD) by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 12:09pm This is a new procedure in trials and does not yet have FDA approval but it looks a winner as does almost everything with stem cells today.  Many people suffer today from PAD and don’t know it, and you can hear the one patient state here it’s like a Charlie horse cramp in your leg.  One in every 20 of us in the US suffers from this and can lea ... Read on »
Carotid Artery Stenting vs Carotid Artery Surgery: Is there a Difference? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 4:26am If you have a carotid stenosis you could be at an increased risk for a stroke. Carotid artery surgery (carotid endarterectomy) has been the treatment of choice for many years.  Carotid artery stenting is a less invasive option.  But for many years a controversy has existed – which is the better treatment? Carotid Endarterectomy or Caroti ... Read on »
CAD is coronary artery disease or Confusing artery disease ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 05 Aug 2011 12:04am Atherosclerosis follows a general hemodynamic  rule. It has a predilection for medium and small  sized vessels and love to  home in  on the  branch points . We know coronary  artery disease  mainly involve the proximal tree. We get occasional patient  with mid or distal CAD. This again ,  in  combination with atleast one  proximal  ... Read on »
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) / Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 7:09am What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels - the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels such as the brain, heart, and legs, ma ... Read on »
Happy Heart and a Happy Mouth: LInks between Periodontal Disease and Coronary Artery Disease by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm ( )Everywhere you look this month companies and people are sporting red to support the American Heart Association's Heart Health month. Heart disease prevention and awareness is central to the theme of Valentine's Day. It's also important to note that a healthy smile leads to a healthy heart and visa versa. ... Read on »
Arterial buttonhole pain by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 6:18pm My arterial site is paining again. The pain around the buttonhole was paining almost the whole of yesterday. I was tempted to change the site last night but decided to try it one last time. It was all right to start with. But a few hours into dialysis the pain was quite bad. I could not sleep properly. The pain was a sharp stinging kind of pai ... Read on »
At Stanford Hospital Coronary Stent Processes Are Done On As an Outpatient Procedure–Using the Radial Artery in the Wrist by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 3:04pm Just recently in the news too is the new medical school with simulators so perhaps this procedure can be maximized through training.  The new facility was financed through private philanthropy, debt and school resources.  Unlike using the femoral artery in the leg, which almost guarantees and overnight stay for observation, going in via the wr ... Read on »
Vermillion Gets Receives Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Biomarker Patent–Blood Test by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 May 2011 3:36am PAD is kind of the silent disease that is many times found by accident and the patent received here is for a blood test to predict the likeliness of developing the disorder in the leg or ankle area.  When you look at risk it’s all of us over 50 and a few other factors added in.  A few months ago I had a chance to chat with Dr. Peter F. Lawrenc ... Read on »
Clot near arterial site by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:48pm This time its my arterial site! This Sunday, I had bad pain just next to my arterial cannulation site. Now I often have pain after my dialysis session for a little while. But that pain gradually disappears. But this Sunday's post dialysis pain was different. It stayed on and stung like hell. It did not go till Monday evening too ... Read on »
Which comes first - the artery or the vein? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 11:40am I have been starting my dialysis treatments completely by myself for some time now. The trickiest part of the whole thing is the cannulation. Cannulation is basically the act of inserting the two dialysis needles into my left upper arm. These are used to draw out the blood and then put it back in. Most people have their fistula in such a way t ... Read on »