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Insurer Takes Step That Could Restrict Vein Surgery

Insurer Takes Step That Could Restrict Vein Surgery

In a controversial move that critics say could eventually have implications for the entire United States, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS) has instituted a new policy that imposes a lengthy certification process on providers of treatments for varicose and spider veins.  &nb... Read More


Why Women Live Longer

Why Women Live Longer

Across the globe, women still live 5 to 10 years longer than men. Founder of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University explains why 85% of people over 100 years old are women. One large reason is the large advantage women have over men in terms of cardiovascular disease. Women de... Read More


Epidemic of Varicose and Spider Veins Sweeping U.S.

Epidemic of Varicose and Spider Veins Sweeping U.S.

Some 80 million Americans suffer from varicose veins or spider veins, according to leading U.S. medical organizations. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that half of women over age 21 in America have spider veins. And the National Women's Health Information Center says varicos... Read More


Expert Commentary: Steven D. Bines M.D. 12/04/2009

Expert Commentary: Steven D. Bines M.D. 12/04/2009

There has been a revolution in the treatment of painful varicose veins. Once a procedure done under general anesthetic in a hospital, utilizing multiple large and painful incisions, today it can be performed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. Part of this revolution has been a change... Read More


What is an Aneurysm?

What is an Aneurysm?

WHAT IS AN AORTIC ANEURYSM? With Dr.Sateesh Babu Vascular Associates of Westchester Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the 6 causes or risk factors behind coronary artery disease. There are two physical risk factors: high blood pressure and size of the waist (or abdominal obesity). There are two chemical risk factors: cholesterol levels in the blood and blood glucose (diabetes). ... Read More


What is Coronary Artery Disease?

What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster, one of the world's leading cardiologists, discusses the basics of coronary heart disease. Dr. Fuster than describes the symptoms of a heart attack and how to differentiate these symptoms from other conditions. Most importantly, he urges viewers to pay attention to these s... Read More


What Is The Impact of Smoking on Vascular Disease?

What Is The Impact of Smoking on Vascular Disease?

Smoking is one of the very strong risk factors for developing vascular disease. We have seen very young people who smoke develop vascular disease. Normally as our arteries become blocked, it is a part of aging. Most of the patients with vascular disease are in the 60's, 70s and beyond. But on... Read More


What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Dr. Sattesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses Peripheral Arterial Disease, who is at risk, why it is important to be screened and current treatments. Pad is essentially a blockage of the arteries in the lower extremities. That is what we mean by peripheral arteries -- ... Read More



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