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peripheral arterial disease

A Guide for Aorto-Iliac PAD

Aorto-iliac peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious condition in which blood flow to the...

Medical Therapy Matters Prior to Interventions in PAD

Research from Michigan suggests that use of statins and aspirin prior to percutaneous revascularization among patients with peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, appears to reduce the number of peripheral vascular events by more...

Statin Non-Adherence & Treatment Intensification

A review of more than 125,000 patients on stable statin therapy suggests that nearly half (44%) of those who had their treatment intensified were non-adherent to their treatment. When compared with adherent patients, those who...

CVD Risk Factors & PAD

Smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes appear to be the cardiovascular...

An Update on Diagnosing & Treating PAD

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common and dangerous condition that affects millions of Americans, especially those with a history of diabetes or smoking. Despite efforts to increase awareness in the medical community,...

Conference Highlights: ASE 2012

New research was presented at ASE 2012, the American Society of Echocardiography’s 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions, from June 30 to July 3 in Maryland. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the...

Post-Exercise ABI Beneficial in PAD

Use of a post-exercise ankle brachial index (ABI) appears to be a powerful independent predictor of all-cause mortality among patients with peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, and provides additional risk stratification beyond...

Reducing the Burden of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects an estimated 8 to 10 million Americans, a number that is expected to increase as the population ages and as diabetes and obesity become more prevalent. Clinical research has shown that...

A Toolkit on Supervised Exercise for PAD

Clinical practice guidelines for treatment of lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) include a Class I recommendation for supervised exercise training for patients with intermittent claudication (IC). Prospective...

Effective Resources for PAD

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis, which occurs when atherosclerotic plaque narrows arteries and decreases blood flow to the legs. An estimated 8 to 10 million people have PAD, and...

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