Nearly half of US adults have heart or blood vessel disease
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
A diagnosis of vascular disease can be frightening. Knowing that you are in the hands of a meticulous and caring surgeon — like James C. Kitchen, M.D — can help put those fears to rest.
New L+M program aims to help patients facing amputation
A new program at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, aimed at helping people at risk of losing a limb to amputation, is taking shape.
About 40 patients in the New London area are now seeing a team of doctors from multiple specialties who assemble at L+M's Pequot Health Center in Groton once a week to treat patients with foot or leg wounds that come with complications from diabetes or vascular diseases.
Black patients with vascular disease more likely to have poor outcomes
Black Americans are more likely to die of vascular disease than other ethnic groups, and have more severe vascular disease by the time they actually see a surgeon. That’s according to a new study, published in the February issue of “Journal of Vascular Surgery.”
John Hillerman reportedly died from heart disease.
The late actor, who portrayed Jonathan Higgins in the long-running TV series 'Magnum, P.I.', passed away last month at his home in Houston, Texas, and it has now been revealed by a spokesperson at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Texas that his cause of death was hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Newly opened center helps with hard to heal wounds
A new center that specializes in helping patients with wounds that don't heal, is open for business on the CHI Mercy campus in Roseburg.
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy has been open for just a couple of weeks, and is already seeing a steady stream of patients, many of whom are diabetic.
Dr. Doug Bitter is the medical director for the center and plans to have as many as five physicians when fully staffed.
Veteran North Las Vegas fire captain died of natural causes
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A medical examination revealed that a veteran North Las Vegas fire captain whose death last month was marked as a line-of-duty fatality had heart and vascular diseases and died due to a lack of oxygen.
Autopsy results made public Monday by the Clark County coroner said 43-year-old Yaphet Miller's death was from natural causes also including an irregular heart rhythm.
The body is made up of a complex network of arteries and veins. If blood flow is affected because of trauma, blockage or weakening of the blood vessel walls, then different parts of the body can be affected. These conditions can result in loss of function or threat to life.
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Antibodies that help the immune system remove dead and dying cells have been shown to reduce atherosclerosis in mouse models of cardiovascular disease, a study led by Stanford University researchers reports.
These antibodies are already being tested in people against cancer, raising the possibility that they could be repurposed for a clinical trial in heart disease relatively quickly.
The antibodies attack a molecule present on the cells called CD47, which signals...
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