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Surgery Counteracts Effects of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Young patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) — a subtype of transverse myelitis — regained arm function after undergoing nerve transfer surgery, according to the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

Most patients with AFM...

Heart of the Matter

Worldwide, nothing kills more people than cardiovascular disease, which causes approximately one-third of all deaths. The statistics below tell part of that story.

A Nutritional Approach to Reducing Peripheral Artery Disease

Three fruit and vegetable servings per day may reduce risk for developing peripheral artery disease (PAD). That was a key finding of an analysis that reviewed data on 3.7 million people and appeared recently in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Stroke Treatment Uses Blood Flow to Trigger tPA Release

Researchers are developing a means to quickly dissolve blood clots using a drug-and-device combination that also reduces vascular injury.

Research Links NSAID Use to Higher Venous Thromboembolism Risk

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with a greater risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to research in the journal Rheumatology.

Chronic Venous 
and Leg Ulceration

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common condition often ignored by patients and poorly understood by many healthcare providers. CVI is a significant health problem in the United States with 2% to 5% of Americans having some form of CVI, 24 million Americans with varicose veins, and six million individuals with skin changes in the lower extremities due to venous insufficiency. The more serious condition of venous stasis leg ulcers is found in 500,000 Americans.

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs in 5% to 7% of the population over the age of 60. There is no known cause, but risk factors may include hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity and genetic predisposition. Statistics show that men are more often affected by AAA than women.

in the Elderly

Calcification of the aortic valve is a common problem in the elderly. Symptoms such as fatigue, exercise intolerance, shortness of breath, chest pain or syncope often are attributed to “getting old” and deconditioning. 

Total Vein Care at The Skin Center Offers Patients a Leg Up on Vein Health and Aesthetics: Comprehensive, Specialized Vein Care, Backed by Three Decades of Expertise

Vein disease is among the most common medical conditions, with modest estimates suggesting that 40 percent of women and 20 percent of men become symptomatic by age 50. Historically, treating venous issues has been a painful, long-term, one-size-fits-all proposition. Advancements in technology have changed that, with countless benefits for men and women of all ages, many of whom once felt compelled to suffer in silence.

Advanced Technology: A Hallmark of Heart and Vascular Care at St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s University Health Network’s heart and vascular physicians have harnessed leading-edge technology to provide the most advanced, personalized and effective treatments for the spectrum of cardiovascular conditions.