American Heart Association

Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Group behavioral therapy that encouraged walking at home significantly improved and prevented mobility loss among patients with clogged arteries in the legs, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Known as peripheral artery disease, clogged arteries in the legs can cause pain […]

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients

Hip strengthening might ease pain of clogged leg arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Detailed gait analysis reveals that people with clogged leg arteries rely more on muscles in the back of the calf when they walk to compensate for weakness in certain hip muscles, according to a new study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis […]

May 7th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hip strengthening might ease pain of clogged leg arteries

Compound in cocoa and other foods may help people with narrowed leg arteries

In a small study, people with narrowed leg arteries walked a little farther, for a longer amount of time after eating dark chocolate, a food high in antioxidants called polyphenols, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

The authors suggest that polyphenols in cocoa may reduce oxidative stress and improve blood […]

July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Compound in cocoa and other foods may help people with narrowed leg arteries

PAD risk increases with lower economic status

Low income and lower education levels are associated with an increased risk for peripheral artery disease in U.S. adults, according to a new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the stomach, arms, head and most commonly in the arteries of […]

Home-based walking program eases clogged leg arteries

A home-based walking program helped people with clogged leg arteries walk farther and faster, according to new research. The program was beneficial even 12 months after participants started it.

Supervised exercise can improve walking and lessen the symptoms of peripheral artery disease, but the benefits of a home-based walking program […]