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Many heart conditions are closely related to other disorders of the cardiovascular system, including peripheral artery disease, stroke, pulmonary hypertension, aortic aneurysms and hypertension. One or more of these conditions is commonly seen along with heart disease, and adequately treating one means adequately treating the other. Here's what you need to know about common cardiovascular conditions.
  1. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  2. Stroke
  3. Pulmonary Hypertension
  1. Pulmonary Embolus and DVT
  2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  3. High Blood Pressure

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease

Ever feel cramp-like pains in your legs and arms during muscle use, or abdominal pain after eating? Both are side effects of PAD, or Peripheral Artery Disease, which affects arteries other than those of the heart and brain. PAD is intimately linked to CAD (Coronary Artery Disease), and most patients diagnosed with PAD have a high incidence of CAD.

Stroke

Stroke - death of brain tissue - can be one of the most devastating of the cardiovascular conditions. Here is what you need to know about strokes - what causes them, how they are treated, and most importantly, how to prevent them.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects a specific part of the circulatory system, is always a very serious medical condition. How is is treated, and how can you prevent the condition from affecting you? Find out the basics here.

Pulmonary Embolus and DVT

About pulmonary embolus and deep venous thrombosis

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Aortic Aneurysms

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a localized, balloon-like dilation of a section of the aorta within the abdomen. The main problem caused by AAA is the rupture of the aneurysm, an event which is often catastrophic. In fact, AAA accounts for 15,000 sudden deaths in the United States alone each year. Get the facts about AAA - how to tell if you might have one, and what to do about it.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure - or hypertension - is extremely common in Western societies, and is a major risk factor for heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. Properly diagnosing and treating hypertension is very important to good health and a long life.

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