Tag: "blood vessels"
In the field of vascular surgery, Dr. Robert Thompson has carved out his niche here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The niche is thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS. Thoracic outlet syndrome used to be a very uncommon diagnosis, but over the years has become more prevalent. Dr. Thompson became very intrigued by this disabling ailment, so much [...]
Dr. Mark Levine, a frequent contributor to our blog, took a personal experience he had with the ice and turned it into an informative lesson on all things bruises. We hope he’s recovering nicely. Hopefully, there were no broken hearts on Valentine’s Day. However, with the amount of snow and ice that are in the [...]
A sobering study has just been released which shows that shortly after consuming a salty snack, your arteries come under attack. Salt-ridden foods quickly invade arteries, impairing them from widening even in people who have a healthy blood pressure. Similar to the responses seen after a high-fat meal, salty sit-downs can have an almost immediate [...]