PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

Atheroma and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) The cause of PVD Atheroma – popularly known as “hardening of the arteries” – can involve any part of the vascular tree. The most important ill effects of atheroma involve the heart (heart attacks)...
EXERCISE TO TREAT CORONARY DISEASE

EXERCISE TO TREAT CORONARY DISEASE

Exercise for treating Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): Angina Angina pectoris is the tight central chest pain, sometimes radiating to the left arm, brought on by exercise. The pain brings the sufferer to a halt and settles within a few minutes. Angina was first described...
EXERCISE TO PREVENT CORONARY DISEASE

EXERCISE TO PREVENT CORONARY DISEASE

Exercise in the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): The UK experience Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Professor Morris’ studies of bus drivers and Whitehall civil servants were epidemiological classics. In the former he and his colleagues compared the heart...
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

The Coronary Arteries The heart, though full of blood, still needs its own arteries to supply nourishment and oxygen to the heart muscle.These are the coronary arteries. They arise from the root of the aorta, the body’s main artery, and wind round the surface of...
THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

What on Earth is that? Well, it is a rather important cluster of some of the conditions which I have described previous blogs – and will do in future blogs. This combination of conditions, known as metabolic syndrome, make you prone to arterial problems,...