Posts Tagged ‘Blood Clots’

AFib (Atrial Fibrillation) Diagnosis Now Improved With New Digital Monitor

AFib (atrial fibrillation) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Right now at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Normally, the heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In AFib, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat…

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Peripheral Artery Disease Significantly Improved With Walking

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) are blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the legs and are common in older adults. The blockages result from plaques that  build up in the arteries which diminish blood flow. When this happens, muscles and other tissues can’t get the oxygen and nutrients they need from blood.   Because…

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Blood Clotting: What Are They, How Do They Happen

Blood clotting does happen to athletes, believe it or not.  New research suggests that athletes, especially those who do endurance events like marathons, could get blood clotting more often. They travel far, can suffer dehydration and injury. In addition, blood clotting  symptoms are easy to mistake for sports-related issues. Look for swelling, unexpected bruises, or a…

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