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Latest Peripheral vascular disease Stories

2011-10-01 07:00:00

A new study points to an increased risk of heart attack in people who have metabolic syndrome or diabetes in combination with buildup of calcium in the coronary arteries as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 New Study Finds Arterial Calcium Buildup in Diabetics Could Signal Heart Attacks: A new study points to an increased risk of heart attack in people who have metabolic syndrome or diabetes in combination with buildup of calcium in the coronary arteries....

2011-09-29 23:34:13

Clinicians from across disciplines set forth strategies to improve patient care, save lives Peripheral artery disease, or "PAD," is a common and dangerous condition that affects tens of millions of Americans -- often unknowingly -- and can restrict blood flow to the legs, kidneys or other vital organs. PAD, which remains underdiagnosed, is often a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the heart, brain or legs and, if untreated, it is one of the most common causes of...

2011-09-27 13:40:01

It's an ongoing debate: Should men over a certain age be treated for prostate cancer? Should these patients be submitted to treatments that may result in significant side effects if they may not live very much longer? Now, a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown that men over 75 with prostate cancer are being undertreated, while patients with a single comorbid condition such as peripheral vascular disease or those in wheelchairs are being over-treated...


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