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May 10, 2018, 11:15 ET How To Know When Surgery Is Right For The Elderly

Is grandma strong enough for surgery? It's a common question regarding patients in the last years of life, when medical problems may increase. If...


Apr 09, 2018, 06:19 ET Angiograms and Angioplasty - Using your body's vascular highway to identify and treat blockages

Has your doctor prescribed an angiogram? If you are not sure what to expect, you're not alone. The Society for Vascular Surgery angiogram...


Mar 26, 2018, 06:22 ET Pregnant? 5 tips to keep your circulation healthy

Things they said would happen during pregnancy: morning sickness, big tummy, food cravings. One thing they may not have mentioned: Huge changes to...


Feb 05, 2018, 06:22 ET 'Poor circulation' leads to worse outcomes in African American vascular patients

According to a new study, black Americans have more severe vascular disease by the time they see a vascular surgeon, and they are more likely to...


Dec 18, 2017, 06:13 ET 2017's Most-Asked Questions About Veins and Arteries

For patients and their families, when the doctor talks about vascular disease it can be baffling. Vascular diseases have long, complicated names or...


Nov 09, 2017, 12:09 ET Have Diabetes? A Few Simple Steps May Keep Your Feet Healthy

If you have diabetes and think you are otherwise healthy, it can be easy to ignore the doctor's good advice. But that can catch up with you. One...


Nov 03, 2017, 06:07 ET Bears Tight End's Unusual Injury

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered a leg-threatening injury during a game with the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 29. He dislocated his knee,...


Oct 17, 2017, 06:38 ET Vaping - E-Cigs Have Their Own Set Of Risks, Says Vascular Surgeon

Are electronic cigarettes, which have been booming in popularity over the past 10 years, safer than regular cigarettes? Like so many things, it's...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:47 ET Don't fall for these 6 Internet myths about statins

Thanks to mailings and websites that claim statin medications are harmful or unnecessary, many patients are confused about whether they should take...


Sep 07, 2017, 06:09 ET PAD | Often misdiagnosed, this illness can be mild or deadly

As we age, it is common to be concerned about heart disease or high blood pressure. But many people don't know that those conditions are also...


Aug 07, 2017, 07:07 ET Good News For Baseball Pitchers, Other Athletes

A national study has confirmed the safety of decompression surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, also known as TOS. It's good news for patients...


Jul 24, 2017, 10:41 ET Eat like an Italian (minus the pizza)

Mediterranean cuisine has gotten a lot of attention for its potential impact on cardiovascular health. In fact, newer research in the...


May 01, 2017, 06:14 ET Don't blame the brain for an ischemic stroke

Since a stroke occurs in the brain, it might seem like that's where the problem started. But that is not usually the case. Most ischemic strokes...


Apr 05, 2017, 06:37 ET 4 years after Boston Marathon attack, a brighter future for trauma patients

For trauma patients faced with limb loss, the old axiom about necessity and invention has never seemed more true. Four years after the...


Feb 09, 2017, 14:11 ET 'Heart' Disease - It Can Also Affect Your Feet, Your Kidneys And Your Brain

In February, American Heart Month raises awareness about heart disease. But "heart disease" is a catch-all term that refers to numerous problems,...


Jan 19, 2017, 07:13 ET Facing Surgery? Quit Smoking Now For A Safer Procedure

Cigarette smokers facing surgery should quit smoking as soon as possible, according to a new statement released jointly by the Societies for...


Dec 12, 2016, 07:14 ET African-Americans With Diabetes Face Higher Risk Of Preventable Amputations

African-Americans are at higher risk for two diseases – diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) – that together threaten to cause them more...


Nov 08, 2016, 11:44 ET 6 Diabetes Vascular Complications - And How To Avoid Them

People who live with diabetes know they have a lot of health management to do – monitor their blood sugar, stay alert for eye problems and monitor...


Sep 15, 2016, 07:17 ET Society for Vascular Surgery: Know the 'PAD' Warning Signs; Artery Disease can be Dangerous to Health

 Donna Parks had a sensation of heaviness in her legs for a couple of years – then sharp, stabbing pains began. A vascular surgeon...


Aug 09, 2016, 15:44 ET SVS: The Real Story On Traveler's Thrombosis - Answers To Questions About Leg Blood Clots

For those planning a trip, there can be plenty of things to worry about – airport security, the cost of travel and flight delays. It can also...


Jun 24, 2016, 11:27 ET Society for Vascular Surgery and American Venous Forum Invited to Present to Medicare Panel on Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease

 The Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum have been invited to present information to a panel that will address five...


May 23, 2016, 07:23 ET Low Income, Smoking, Word Of Mouth Associated With Preference For Surgery Over Exercise

Conventional wisdom might suppose that everyone would avoid surgery if possible. But a research team in Houston has found that veterans who could...


May 04, 2016, 16:28 ET NIH Grant Supports Research On Gut Microbes' Effect On Postvascular Surgery Healing

Could microbes in the gut impact human arteries? Surprising early research suggests they might play a role. Re-narrowing of the arteries is...


Feb 08, 2016, 12:14 ET Pilot study: Surgeons work to help patients quit smoking before surgery

A recent pilot study of vascular surgery patients found that patients facing surgery were more likely to quit smoking when their physician offered...


Feb 01, 2016, 08:00 ET SVS, APMA and SVM Publish First-Ever Guidelines for Treating Diabetic Foot

 The Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Society for Vascular Medicine collaboratively have...