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    PAD and Heart Trouble
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    allan1231 posted:
    I am 55 and have had perifial Artery disease since 2000. I saw my vascular surgeon the otherday and now am suppose to have a heart angiogram in 2 days. Was a real rush I guess. Just wondering if perifial artery disease and heart troubles go hand in hand?
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    As reported, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) often go hand-in-hand, and share the same risk factors.

    Both are a lifelong conditions, requiring a continuum of care, as well as good doctor-patient/patient-doctor communication and understanding at ALL times.

    Best of luck with the upcoming angiogram and down the road of life.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)

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    Be well-informed

    Coronary artery anatomy

    Starting with the left anterior descending (LAD), the most critical, next to the ultra-critical left main (LM).

    http://www.heartsite.com/html/lad.html

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    Heart-Healthy Foods

    AVOID foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol. CHOOSE skim or low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt and reduced-fat cheeses. Eat more fish and poultry. LIMIT servings to five to seven ounces a day. TRIM visible fat. Limit egg yolks. SUBSTITUTE two egg whites for one whole egg or use an egg-substitute. Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breads and cereals. USE LESS salt and fat. SEASON WITH herbs and spices rather than with sauces, gravies and butter.

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    Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack

    Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses new, novel or emerging) for atherosclerosis, typically affecting the carotid, coronary, and peripheral arteries, which includes age, gender, genetics, diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second and thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), Low HDL (now questionable, according to recent studies) high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

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    "Be a questioning patient. TALK to your DOCTOR and ASK QUESTIONS. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

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