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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Vascular disease effects the body's circulation - the arteries and veins. Everyone knows about "heart disease," but fewer know about vascular disease. What most people do not know is that vascular disease attacks critical arteries like the aorta (the body's main artery), the carotid arteries to the brain, and circulation to the legs and arms. In fact, vascular disease kills and cripples almost as many Americans as heart disease or cancer.
A build-up of plaque and cholesterol in blood vessels - called atherosclerotic occlusive disease - can affect the amount of blood the brain, arms, legs, (More)
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