Southeastern Wound Healing Center raises awareness

     about impact of heart health on wound healing


An alarming 33 percent of Americans currently suffer from cardiovascular disease …Throughout Heart Health Awareness Month, Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, will work to spread awareness about how cardiovascular diseases can affect the wound-healing process. Cardiovascular diseases and other issues with the heart and vessels can cause blockages that obstruct the flow of blood needed for proper wound healing … Chronic wounds affect about 6.7 million people in the United States and, if left untreated, an unhealed wound on the foot or leg can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible amputation. As many as 82 percent of leg amputations are the result of poor circulation of the affected limb … read more