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Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease

5 Symptoms That You Should Refer Your Patient to a PAD Specialist

The technological advances in Peripheral Artery Disease treatment that save limbs and lives every day are truly a culmination of science and art where highly trained vascular specialists apply knowledge, a caring heart, and skillful hands. Unfortunately, PAD is still very much so a silent killer making Modern Vascular’s endeavors to drive awareness, education, and […]

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Endovascular Procedures Peripheral Artery Disease

What Do Vascular Surgeons Do?

Vascular surgeons are highly-trained medical professionals who manage the blood vessels throughout the body, except for the brain and heart. They treat different conditions that affect the circulatory system and determine the best course of treatment for the patient. It is their job to make sure that the vascular systems of their patients are healthy. […]

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Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease

Can You Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease Naturally?

How to Slow the Progression of PAD Symptoms Living with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) can be challenging, as this condition develops when plaque, made up of fats and other substances in your bloodstream build up in your arteries, making it harder for your arms, legs, head, and organs to get enough blood.1 If blood can’t […]

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Health Tips Peripheral Artery Disease

6 Things PAD Patients Should Consider Before Starting an Exercise Routine

Regular exercise improves heart function and is beneficial in preventing the progression of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).  Here are some important considerations for getting started with a PAD exercise routine: 1. Exercise is Only Part of The Equation  One of the most important things that you can do to manage your PAD is to reduce […]

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Awareness Peripheral Artery Disease

Wear Red Socks for PAD Awareness

The third Saturday in February (February 19, 2022) is designated as annual “Red Sock Day” recognizing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). For everyone who has PAD, knows someone with PAD, or treats patients with PAD, this is big news.  TheWaytoMyHeart.org, a national non-profit Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) patient advocacy group out of California, announced that February […]

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Endovascular Procedures Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease

Treatment Options for Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is not curable, but is treatable, and often without major surgery. The best method of treatment depends on the patient and the severity of the disease. The following treatment options are the most common options for patients that are suffering from PAD. Lifestyle Modifications The lifestyle modifications are typically prescribed to all […]

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Health Tips Peripheral Artery Disease

5 Tips for Improved Circulation

The circulatory system is the transportation highway of the body. Blood vessels carry and deliver oxygen, nutrients, and healing cells to all parts of the body. Poor circulation can result in poor wound healing, heart disease, stroke, and a myriad of other conditions. Symptoms of poor circulation may include muscle pain, swelling, and fatigue. Fortunately, […]

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Cardiovascular Peripheral Artery Disease

What is an Angiogram?

Outpatient facilities like Modern Vascular provide patients with noninvasive treatment options that intervene in the effects of chronic diseases like Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), that if left untreated may lead to amputation and even death. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can lower a person’s risk of dying from untreated Peripheral Artery Disease. In order to […]

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Awareness Endovascular Procedures Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease

Revascularization or Amputation?

Technology has opened the door for innovation in medicine that has led to great advances in the treatment of many chronic diseases. Over the last 20 years, patients with Peripheral Artery Disease have benefited from life-saving revascularization treatments that are minimally invasive and focused on limb salvage. These changes although remarkable for those with success […]

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Patient Stories Peripheral Artery Disease

Native American Heritage Month

Written by Kirstin Rizk November was Native American Heritage Month and we are recognizing and celebrating Modern Vascular’s work with this community in this month’s PAD Answers blog. Through his work on reservations, Dr. Scott Brannan, Modern Vascular’s Chief of Endovascular Surgery, has learned the value placed on the connection to the earth. The Navajo […]

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Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease

What to Expect at a PAD Evaluation

Patients who are referred to Modern Vascular often wonder exactly what will happen at their consultation. Although every patient is different, we will discuss what you can expect to happen in a standard Modern Vascular evaluation and consultation for Peripheral Artery Disease. Referrals Patients with PAD are referred to Modern Vascular in one of few […]

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Endovascular Procedures Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease

The Truth Behind PAD Amputations

The following blog was taken from an Op-Ed piece entitled “The Truth Behind PAD Amputations”, which was published by the Executive Director for the Way to My Heart.  The Way to My Heart is a 501(c)(3) focused on improving the quality of life for patients suffering from vascular disease. Excerpt: Every patient presents differently and […]

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