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Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a common condition affecting 12-20 percent of Americans age 65 and older that may be a signal of future heart attack and stroke—and many with the disease may be unaware they have it, says the Society of Interventional Radiology.
Thrombotic (clotting) and bleeding events are complications that may occur after surgery.
The harmful effects of tobacco smoke on atherosclerosis, one of the driving forces of cardiovascular disease, are greater in women than in men.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgePoint Medical, Inc., a Minnesota-based medical device company, has announced that they have enrolled their first patient in the Peripheral Facilitated Antegrade Steering Technique in Chronic Total Occlusions (PFAST-CTOs) study.
Tissue deprived of oxygen (ischemia) is a serious health condition that can lead to damaged heart tissue following a heart attack and, in the case of peripheral arterial disease in limbs, amputation, particularly in diabetic patients.