April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

  Cold toes or feet, pain while walking, and night time leg pain – the Vascular Surgeons of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know that these symptoms are very common among PAD patients.   What is PAD? Peripheral artery disease (PAD), which was previously known as peripheral vascular disease, is a common […]

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PAD Awareness Month

September is National PAD Awareness Month. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a medical condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to different parts of the body including the head, organs, and limbs. Atherosclerosis is a term used to describe the buildup of plaque in […]

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Updated PAD Guidelines

About one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 suffers from peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is a medical condition that results from narrowing of the arteries. It most commonly affects the legs, but may also occur in the stomach, arms, and even head. These peripheral arteries are usually clogged with fatty deposits […]

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Managing Vascular Disease Through Exercise & Lifestyle

  Dr. Deanna L. Nelson, a vascular surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, vascular disease is a systemic disease which is not cured, it’s managed. The arteries, veins, and lymph vessels in your body make up your vascular system, and are designed to move blood, oxygen, and fluids efficiently. Any condition that impedes this […]

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Leg Work: Bypass Gives Louisville Woman Legs to Stand On

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles There was no pain, nor was there any pulse in her feet. Except for feeling as if each of her legs weighed 200 pounds, Cathy Robinson felt just fine. but the lack of pulses in her ankles told her doctor something was wrong. “I have gone to the […]

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Close Cousins: Screenings Encouraged for both Peripheral Arterial & Coronary Artery Disease

As a vascular surgeon in East Tennessee where there is a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease in the population, my cardiologist colleagues and I routinely share many of the same patients.

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Recognizing & Treating PAD Now, Can Prevent Dangerous Health Problems Later

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is most often seen in individuals who smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a strong family history of coronary disease, or a combination of these risk factors.

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Recognizing & Treating PAD Now, Can Prevent Dangerous Health Problems Later

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is most often seen in individuals who smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a strong family history of coronary disease, or a combination of these risk factors.

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PAD: Listen to Your Legs

Many people mark the New Year with a resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle. If you suffer from severe leg cramps or pain, particularly when you walk, climb stairs or exercise, your resolution should be to see a physician. You may be suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD), also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), […]

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