Notice to Patients


Dear valued patients of Dr. Karen McQuade: This is to inform you that effective November 15, 2019, Dr. Karen McQuade will no longer practice medicine with Precision Vascular. Other highly qualified physicians at Precision Vascular are available to continue your medical care. If you are a patient of Dr. McQuade, a representative of Precision Vascular … Continue reading Notice to Patients

High Cholesterol/Hyperlipidemia and Its Role/Causes in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


Overview: High Cholesterol and PAD Cholesterol is a type of fat (and a natural wax-like substance) mostly synthesized by your body, where it plays a role in various bodily processes, one of which is the formation of vitamin D. However, we also consume cholesterol in diet, and when taken in excess, it can build up in … Continue reading High Cholesterol/Hyperlipidemia and Its Role/Causes in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency


What Does This Mean And What Are My Options? What Is Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency? To appreciate exactly what is lower extremity venous insufficiency, first, let’s see what happens in normal healthy veins. Healthy leg veins contain one-way valves that function to keep the blood flowing in one direction. In addition, muscle pumps, primarily in … Continue reading I’ve Been Diagnosed with Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency

Hypertension and Its Role in the Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease


What Is Hypertension? The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association defines hypertension, or high blood pressure (BP), as:1 elevated BP, with a top reading (called systolic pressure) between 120 and 129 mm Hg and the bottom number (called diastolic pressure) less than 80 mm Hg, and stage 1 hypertension, with the upper … Continue reading Hypertension and Its Role in the Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease