What Is Acute Heart Failure?

April 14, 2022

Acute heart failure is a disease associated with a high mortality rate and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation in the Western…

Thinking About Your Blood Pressure?

April 13, 2022

Approximately 874 million people suffer from hypertension, i.e. increased blood pressure, which is almost a quarter of the global adult population. Due to the large burden…

Diagnostic methods for checking blocked arteries

June 5, 2019

There are several diagnostic methods and tools for checking the health or arteries and other blood vessels in the human body and many of them are not exclusively limited to vascular diseases but are used to diagnose cardiovascular issues in general.

Blocked arteries

Warning signs when an artery is blocked

May 23, 2019

Due to the fact that arterial diseases rarely present symptoms, it can be difficult to accurately detect their presence of on the basis of the more ‘general’ without resorting to other diagnostic methods and tools.

The most common symptoms of PAD?

April 24, 2019

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is one of the vascular diseases which are often asymptomatic, with studies suggesting that up to 40 % of individuals with PAD have no symptoms, about 50 % have symptoms that could be attributed to other medical conditions and only 10 % have classical PAD symptoms,

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

January 15, 2019

Our bodies are supposed to be our temples that we only get one of. So considering knowledge as power, one should equip themselves with the information that enabled them to take care of their body as a proactive measure. Not just that, but this also allows people to recognize any signs of a possible health concern and seek medication and treatment early on.

ABI measurement for Peripheral Arterial Disease (video)

June 6, 2018

Primary care physicians are in a pivotal position within the healthcare system to improve the standard of care for patients with PAD. This improvement can be achieved if physicians follow guidelines and measure ABI on all patients in cardiovascular risk group, regardless of presenting symptoms.