Vascular surgeons from across the USA are reporting health impacts on some patients, particularly elderly ones, in quarantine. The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) queried vascular surgeons regarding their concerns for patients’ health during the pandemic, and shared the findings as well as suggested solutions for patients with vascular disease who are confined at home.
Among the findings in the Mars-sponsored health studies: Regularly eating cocoa flavanols could boost mood and cognitive performance, dark chocolate improves blood flow, cocoa might be useful for treating immune disorders, and both cocoa powder and dark chocolate can have a “favorable effect” on cardiovascular disease risk.
In scientific circles, the hypothesis that reducing inflammation can lower the risk of heart disease has been gaining ground. Last weekend, that hypothesis may have finally become fact, with far-reaching implications.
was taught in medical school that coronary artery disease (CAD) progresses from minor “fatty streaks” in youth, to plaques in early adulthood, to complicated plaques causing heart attacks and death later in life. The arrows always pointed to the disease advancing and never reversing. This paradigm was first shown to be incorrect in 1990 by Dr. Dean Ornish, who used a plant-based diet without added fats along with walking, social support and stress management to reverse CAD on follow up angiograms.
High blood pressure affects nearly one in two Africans over the age of 25.
Radiation isn't healthy for more reasons than we thought.
It may seem odd that people who have serious difficulty walking normal distances would not know something is wrong and get checked out. Yet, as Dr. Kullo noted, P.A.D. is both underdiagnosed and undertreated. And the number of cases of P.A.D. is only likely to rise as the population ages, he said.
SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and rates have risen over the past several decades. South Asian immigrants to the United States, like me, develop earlier and more malignant heart disease and have higher death rates than any other major ethnic group in this country.
PAD is a serious but treatable vascular condition that occurs when sticky plaque that builds up in the arteries hardens and blocks the vessels, limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the limbs.
Several tools are available that enable doctors and patients to calculate vascular age. These suggest there can be a substantial difference between how old you are and how old your blood vessels are. For instance, the vascular age of a 35-year-old man who smokes and has diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol could be as high as 76 years old—more than double his chronological age, according to a recent study.
The Circulation Foundation is the only UK Vascular charity, dedicated to vascular health. Our Mission is to promote awareness into Vascular conditions and to support vital research.
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an organization of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to support and promote the specialty of vascular access. The mission of AVA is to distinguish the vascular access specialty and define standards of vascular access through an evidence-based approach designed to enhance healthcare.
ClotCare strives to help others improve lives by providing both patients and healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information and expert insight on optimal use of antithrombotic and anticoagulant therapy.
Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research is the first international peer-reviewed journal to unite diabetes and vascular disease in a single title. It mirrors the increasing recognition that diabetes and cardiovascular disease are a single entity in which diabetes and related disorders such
as insulin resistance are directly linked with assaults on the vessel wall and the development
of vascular risk clustering.
Vascular Cures invests in breakthrough treatments for vascular disease. For almost 30 years, Vascular Cures has funded research to transform human health. As an entrepreneurial non-profit, Vascular Cures specifically designs its programs to speed the process of getting results to patients.
The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) is the only multidisciplinary national public non-profit organization focused on vascular diseases with the sole purpose of providing public education and improving awareness about vascular diseases.
Vascular Disease Management is a publication designed for professionals in the peripheral interventional field: invasive cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional neurologists, interventional radiologists, as well as nephrologists and endocrinologists.
Medical information is readily available on the internet but much of it is influenced by special interest groups. VascularDoc.com is presented by George J. Todd, MD, FACS, to help people navigate through this confusing maze of information.
Vascular therapy entails not only new types of treatments, but in fact represents a new field of medicine. Vascular therapists breach traditional disciplinary boundries: cardiologists, surgeons and radiologists all are beginning to perform endovascular procedures.