VASCULAR DISEASE

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pulmonary embolism

Surviving a Major Pulmonary Embolism

On Father’s Day, his daughter insisted on bringing him to the Emergency Department at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. His daughter’s insistence – and his physician’s expertise - saved his life.

legs and heart health

What Your Legs Can Tell You About Your Heart Health

Your legs are marvelous creations and an engineering feat. What’s not so obvious is that your legs also can tell you a lot about the state of your heart and circulatory system through three conditions.

SCAD

A Frequent Cause of Heart Attacks in Young Women

While women are more likely to suffer a heart attack after age 55, it can happen at any age. One condition is responsible for 40 percent of heart attacks in women younger than age 50.

FMD

FMD: A Hidden Blood Vessel Disease That Strikes Middle-Aged Women

A disease of the blood vessels that most often affects middle-aged women can increase risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. But until recently, the disease was not well-known – even among physicians.

shishehbor and patient

A Life-Saving Option For Those Facing Limb Amputation for PAD

If you have ulcers or gangrene because of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and your doctor has recommended limb amputation, another option can save your limb -- and possibly your life.

older couple on autumn walk

Peripheral Artery Disease: How to Know If You're at Risk

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a serious condition, but you may not know if you have it. Nearly half of those who have PAD have no signs or symptoms.

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