Heart attack, the most common cardiovascular disease

Heart disease risk factors   As the widely believed cliché goes — Knowledge is Power, and as far as clichés go, this one is as true as it can be. While this phrase is often used for knowledge of worldly information, it is especially true for information regarding medical issues that can help your health….

Why is hypertension a critical risk factor for PAD?

Hypertension or elevated blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and the single most important risk factor for stroke.     Hypertension or elevated blood pressure occurs, when the systolic blood pressure is above 140 mmHg or/and the diastolic pressure is above 90 mmHg. But how does elevated…