Diagnostic methods for checking blocked arteries

June 5, 2019

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.

Blocked arteries

Warning signs when an artery is blocked

May 23, 2019

Due to the fact that arterial diseases rarely present symptoms, it can be difficult to accurately detect their presence of on the basis of the more ‘general’ without resorting to other diagnostic methods and tools.

The most common symptoms of PAD?

April 24, 2019

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,

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

January 15, 2019

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.

ABI measurement for Peripheral Arterial Disease (video)

June 6, 2018

Primary care physicians are in a pivotal position within the healthcare system to improve the standard of care for patients with PAD. This improvement can be achieved if physicians follow guidelines and measure ABI on all patients in cardiovascular risk group, regardless of presenting symptoms.

Healthy Arteries campaign

May 31, 2018

Healthy Arteries Project provides a platform for learning, supporting and sharing information about PAD Awareness, a global public health campaign led by you and with support of non-profit organizations and the funding needed to implement them.

Why dialysis units need an ABI measuring device?

May 31, 2018

Did you know that 10% of people worldwide are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and that more than 2 million people worldwide currently receive treatment with dialysis or are waiting for a kidney transplantation?

Why is hypertension a critical risk factor for PAD?

May 31, 2018

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 from elevated blood pressure.

Is Chronic Kidney Disease related to blocked arteries?

May 31, 2018

24% of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients also have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). This number should not surprise you, considering CKD is an independent risk factor for the development of PAD, along with other cardiovascular risk factors.

Terrifying predictions for cardiovascular diseases

May 31, 2018

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remain the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. According to World Health Organisation’s (WHO) projections, the total annual number of deaths from non-communicable diseases (CVD is one of them) will increase to 55 million by 2030 if “business as usual” continues.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

February 2, 2018

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.