Other Cardiovascular Conditions
By Richard N. Fogoros, M.D., About.com Guide
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
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.
- What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?
- Treating Peripheral Artery Disease
- What Is SubClavian Steal Syndrome?
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, 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.
- The Basics of Pulmonary Hypertension
- The Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension
- Treating Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Embolus and DVT
About pulmonary embolus and deep venous thrombosis
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
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.
- The Basics About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- The Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
- Should You Be Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
- Aortic Dissection
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.
- Hypertension Basics
- How Is Hypertension Diagnosed
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Treating Hypertension