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Opening up treatment for peripheral artery disease

March 09, 2014

Lessons from the heart may translate to better treatment for blocked arteries in the legs and elsewhere.

The heart isn't the only place in the body where the onslaught of high blood pressure, inflammation, and an overload of circulating fat stiffen and narrow arteries. It happens in the brain and the kidneys as well. Compromised arteries can even run through the legs and arms.

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