Do peripheral arterial disease and heart disease share preventive measures?

Yes. Cardiovascular disease is a systemic process. By taking measures to reduce the risk of heart disease, you are also reducing the same risks that cause peripheral arterial disease (pad). These measures include control of high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol; regular physical activity; and not smoking. A cardiocentric approach is required to reduce the impact on clinical outcomes.

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Is it true that heart failure and peripheral arterial disease linked?

Yes. Pad is a very serious condition that has also been linked to heart attack and stroke if it’s not treated. Read more...
PAD is a marker. Peripheral arterial disease (pad) is a well known marker of and predictive for coronary artery disease, a component of the broader heart disease. Many types of heart failure are related to coronary artery disease and so there's the connection. Pad by itself, however, does not directly cause heart failure but it can be associated. Read more...

Can you explain if it's possible to reverse heart disease and arterial disease without drugs?

Question. This is an excellent question. It may be possible to reverse some kinds of heart disease and arterial diseases without drugs(or maybe with drugs). The fact is we actually reverse very few diseases. We treat and improve them and improve people's quality and quantity of life but actual disease reversal at this point in time is usually just in toxic exposure problems. Read more...

I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?

Depends on disease. You should not fly at all if you have unstable angina (resting or worsening chest pain or trouble breathing or symptoms that your doctor has said are heart failure), abnormal heart rhythms, or heart failure bad enough that you are unable to perform everyday activities. Otherwise, if your oxygen saturation is 95% or less at rest, you should wear oxygen during the flight if you have heart disease. Read more...
Heart disease and PA. If you have advanced disease, you will need to be assessed by your cardiologist to see what arrangements you might need. A lot depends on how stable your heart disease is. Read more...

Which tests are usually carried out to confirm peripheral arterial disease?

PAD. We usually start out with non-invasive studies such as an arterial ultrasound examination and proceed to angiography when symptoms are such that a mechanical intervention such as angioplasty or surgery is needed. Read more...
Leg pressures. Non-invasive studies that measure your blood pressure in different locations of the leg are a great way to confirm peripheral artery disease. The blood pressures in the thigh, calf, ankle, and toes are measured along with special waveform tracing gives the best functional information about your disease. No other test (including angio or ultrasound) gives more functional information than this test. Read more...