Acute heart failure

Acute heart failure is a disease associated with a high mortality rate and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation in the Western world. Heart failure is defined…

Arterial ulcers

Arterial ulcers, also known as ischaemic ulcers or ischaemic wounds (ischaemia = lack of oxygen and nutrients in the affected cells of a specific tissue), are deep skin injuries brought…

Heart Disease Risk Factors

As the widely believed cliché goes — Knowledge is Power, and as far as clichés go, this one is as true as it can be. While this phrase is often…

6 tips for patients with PAD

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an insidious cardiovascular condition that often goes undiagnosed until it is already in a more advanced stage and starts exhibiting overt symptoms, and this happens all too often due to underutilisation of diagnostic methods. But, unlike many other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), it can be successfully managed if it is diagnosed in a timely manner.

The Effects of Hypertension on PAD

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) has many risk factors, but some of them are more prominent than others, such as smoking, which is the single greatest modifiable risk factor for PAD…

How to recognise the signs of PAD?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one of the more insidious cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) as it is frequently asymptomatic and many patients are diagnosed only when they already have symptoms of…

Heart Week in France

The number of patients with heart failure has increased in the last 30 years. Not treated, heart failure can quickly lead to serious complications. Prevention is an act of public…

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases that causes high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. Diabetes can cause several serious complications if it isn’t treated. This includes cardiovascular disease and complications.

Unclog your arteries

Clogged or blocked arteries can be caused by a blood clot or by plaque that forms and builds up as a result of high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

How is an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test performed?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is one of the vascular diseases which are often asymptomatic, with studies suggesting that up to 40 % of individuals with PAD have no symptoms, about 50 % have symptoms that could be attributed to other medical conditions and only 10 % have classical PAD symptoms.

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Arterial Disease is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop peripheral arterial disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (claudication).

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

Our bodies are supposed to be our temples that we only get one of. So considering knowledge as power, one should equip themselves with the information that enabled them to take care of their body as a proactive measure. Not just that, but this also allows people to recognize any signs of a possible health concern and seek medication and treatment early on.

Summer tips for patients with CAD

Summer temperatures can be great for outdoor leisure activities, but can take a real toll on our bodies if we engage in more vigorous physical activity. This is especially true…

What are the burdens of Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Blocked arteries, also known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when there is a narrowing or occlusion of the arteries, resulting in reduced blood flow to the leg. This can lead to limb ischaemia and thrombosis. Patients with PAD have a reduced quality of life and are at risk of lower limb amputation and even death.

Is there a test to check for blocked arteries?

There are several diagnostic methods and tools for checking the health or arteries and other blood vessels in the human body and many of them are not exclusively limited to vascular diseases but are used to diagnose cardiovascular issues in general.

What are the most common symptoms of PAD?

PAD is an abnormal narrowing of arteries and most commonly, but not exclusively, affects the legs, giving it another name – LEAD (Lower Extremity Artery Disease). It is highly prevalent, with an estimated 202 million people with PAD worldwide in 2010, and it affects both genders about equally.

Does daylight saving time affect your health?

Daylight saving time (DST) is despite dubious benefits still in effect and each year source of considerable discomfort and even health issues for many individuals. There were many attempts against it, some successful, but none leading to worldwide universal repeal.

Help your physician identify Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of mortality in the world, accounting for more than 17.9 million deaths each year. Fortunately, there are often symptoms of impeding issues. Find out how you can help your physician identify them before it is too late.

Why is hypertension a critical risk factor for PAD?

Hypertension or elevated blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and the single most important risk factor for stroke. According to World heart federation there are at least 970 million people worldwide suffering…