Leg cramps, pain? It could be PAD

Pain or cramping in your legs during physical activity may be an early sign of a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD)—and you should get checked out by your doctor, an expert says.


GDM may up risk for range of later cardiovascular conditions

(HealthDay)—Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with an increased risk for diverse cardiovascular outcomes later in life, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal ...


Exposure to toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Environmental exposure to low-levels of the toxic metals arsenic, cadmium and titanium appears to increase the risk of plaque buildup in arteries in the neck, heart and legs, according to new research published today in the ...


Geographic disparities in lower extremity amputation rates

A lower extremity amputation in a patient with peripheral artery disease—narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the legs or feet—is the culmination of years of failure by the U.S. health system. Our study, published ...

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