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Critical Limb Ischemia: Who Is at Risk?

October 20th, 2012 | smoking

(NewsUSA) – Usually you hear cautionary tales of heart attacks due to high cholesterol or high blood pressure, but another vascular disease may be sneaking up your legs: critical limb ischemia (CLI). CLI is the severest stage of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and the leading cause of amputation worldwide. PAD, which results in at least […]

See Health Benefits 48 Hours After Quitting Smoking

October 20th, 2012 | smoking

(NewsUSA) – “Within 48 hours of quitting smoking, health benefits begin,” said Dr. Steven Leers, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. “Blood pressure decreases. Pulse rate drops. The body temperature of hands and feet increases. Carbon monoxide levels in the blood return to normal. The chance of a heart attack decreases. Nerve endings […]

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