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2012-05-02 13:33:50

Research led by vascular surgeons at Dartmouth-Hitchcock may offer new hope to sufferers of peripheral artery disease, the cause of nearly 60,000 lower-limb amputations annually, through the use of a patient's own stem cells. Richard J. Powell MD, chief of vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is the principal investigator on a national study - involving 550 patients at 80 sites around the country - of so-called "no option" patients, for whom the disease is so advanced that amputation...

2012-04-24 05:29:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Depression affects approximately 18.8 million Americans on a daily basis. Now researchers might have an explanation as to why this number is so high. It has been shown that depression may be linked to an increased risk of arterial narrowing in the legs and pelvis, a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Experts already are aware that depression is a risk factor for constricted heart arteries; however, its effect on PAD is uncertain. Researchers used...

2012-04-18 21:17:04

Autologous (self-donated) mononuclear cells derived from bone marrow (BMMNCs) have been found to significantly induce vascular growth when transplanted into patients with diabetes who are suffering from critical limb ischemia caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), a complication of diabetes. The team of researchers in Seville, Spain who carried out the study published their results in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation (20:10), now freely available on-line at...

2012-04-14 23:03:15

Peripheral artery disease, which covers problems in the arteries supplying the legs, arms and most organs, is often overlooked or misdiagnosed in women. Harvard Women's Health Watch offers tips for identifying and treating this all-too-common and potentially debilitating condition. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 If ever a disease deserved a new name, peripheral artery disease is it. "Peripheral" smacks of something on the sidelines. Nothing could be further from the truth. Peripheral...

2012-02-16 11:13:12

Women with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, are two to three times more likely to have a stroke or heart attack than those without it “• yet it's often unrecognized and untreated, especially in women, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. The statement is published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association, in collaboration with the Vascular Disease Foundation and its Peripheral Artery Disease...


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