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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.
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.
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.
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.