A stroke, the term used to describe a brain attack, occurs when the brain experiences an interruption in blood supply. Without the oxygen in this blood, nerve cells in the part of the brain affected by the stroke are unable to work and die within minutes. When nerve cells are unable to function, the body […]

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD), often called peripheral vascular disease (or PVD), occurs when the arteries responsible for providing blood to the arms or legs become blocked. This condition is experienced by about 1 in 20 aged 50 and over – about 10 million United States citizens. PAD tends to lead to poor circulation, loss of […]