Why does your diet matter so much to your heart? Mainly because your blood cholesterol matters. Your choices at the dinner table and the drive-through can help lower the amount of the cholesterol in your blood...
If a doctor suspects you may have a pulmonary embolism (PE), a CT scan is the gold standard of imaging techniques. This painless scan uses intravenous (IV) contrast, a type of dye, to help the doctor identify if you have a blood clot – or multiple blood clots – in your lungs.
Many of us spend a lot of our time either sitting or standing. Because of this, it often feels good to kick back and relax once in a while. Sitting or lying down with your legs elevated can have several potential health benefits.
Arterial diseases affect the arteries of your body. When they develop, oxygenated blood doesn’t reach its destination.
A narrative review that was published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery found that patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) have poor lipid control. They also found a pattern of underprescribing adequate lipid-lowering medications.