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What Are Palpitations?

Palpitations are disturbances in the heartbeat caused by changes in the electrical impulses that control the heart muscle.
Nearly everyone experiences an irregular heartbeat on occasion, and it’s usually harmless. But frequent or lasting changes in the heart’s rhythm can mean a serious problem exists. Continue reading What Are Palpitations?

Narrowed Arteries Can Cause Peripheral Vascular Disease

When arteries that go to the arms and legs become narrowed, the result is a condition called peripheral vascular disease.
While not necessarily life-threatening, it can lead to gangrene and the loss of a limb-most often a leg-if untreated. Continue reading Narrowed Arteries Can Cause Peripheral Vascular Disease