All posts by: Jill Derdelakos

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Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

In the realm of medical conditions that frequently elude detection until they advance to critical stages, understanding Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) becomes paramount. PAD, a condition impacting blood vessels outside the heart and brain, often operates stealthily, progressing quietly. This article aims to shed light on the complexities of PAD, encompassing its prevalence, risk factors, … Continue reading

May 16, 2023 PAD

The Vascular Doppler: A Great Tool in Your Hands

You know how useful your stethoscope can be – a “Doppler stethoscope” extends your capabilities with its ability to listen to the flow of blood cells in the smallest arteries or veins. Most common uses: Checking arterial patency Before, during, and after surgery Evaluating vascular damage from trauma Peripheral artery disease (PAD) testing Sensitive pulse … Continue reading

November 17, 2022 Digidop, PAD

PAD and Diabetes: Understanding the Correlation

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and PAD Both PAD and diabetes are growing global problems linked strongly to one another. Diabetes is a vascular disease caused by the body’s inability to produce enough insulin, which the body needs to break down sugar as too much sugar in the bloodstream can cause serious damage to … Continue reading

April 18, 2022 PAD