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peripheral arterial disease

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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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