Peripheral Artery Disease News and Research

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when leg arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque. These blockages can result in severe pain for patients, limited physical mobility, and life-threatening non-healing leg ulcers. According to the American Heart Association, this condition affects approximately 8 to 12 million Americans. With only about 25 percent of PAD patients undergoing treatment, it is a disease that is largely under-diagnosed and under-treated. If left untreated, PAD can lead to critical leg ischemia, a condition where not enough blood is being delivered to the leg to keep the tissue alive. Total loss of circulation to the legs and feet can cause gangrene and lead to amputation.
Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease more likely to be admitted to the hospital through the ER

Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease more likely to be admitted to the hospital through the ER

Key protein in the blood could help identify patients at risk of severe peripheral artery disease

Key protein in the blood could help identify patients at risk of severe peripheral artery disease

BUSM assistant professor awarded $2.1 million for peripheral artery disease research

BUSM assistant professor awarded $2.1 million for peripheral artery disease research

People living with HIV have higher risk of sudden cardiac death, finds study

People living with HIV have higher risk of sudden cardiac death, finds study

Researchers develop new drug-free treatment to accelerate healing of chronic diabetic wounds

Researchers develop new drug-free treatment to accelerate healing of chronic diabetic wounds

AHA special issue focuses on health disparities among racial, ethnic communities

AHA special issue focuses on health disparities among racial, ethnic communities

MCG scientists find copper transporter as potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases

MCG scientists find copper transporter as potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases

Gene-edited cellular therapeutics can successfully treat cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases

Gene-edited cellular therapeutics can successfully treat cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases

Study: No major difference in mortality between patients treated with drug-coated and non-drug-coated devices

Study: No major difference in mortality between patients treated with drug-coated and non-drug-coated devices

Rivaroxaban reduces the occurrence of severe ischemic events in patients with peripheral artery disease

Rivaroxaban reduces the occurrence of severe ischemic events in patients with peripheral artery disease

Prediabetes can boost a person's chance of major cardiovascular events

Prediabetes can boost a person's chance of major cardiovascular events

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study shows adverse outcomes associated with use of more blood thinners

Study shows adverse outcomes associated with use of more blood thinners

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

High-intensity walking exercise benefits people with peripheral artery disease

High-intensity walking exercise benefits people with peripheral artery disease

Scientists review current knowledge of the role of calcium-sensing receptor in immune cells

Scientists review current knowledge of the role of calcium-sensing receptor in immune cells

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Mid-term clinical trial results of two cell therapies for critical limb ischemia show similar outcomes

Mid-term clinical trial results of two cell therapies for critical limb ischemia show similar outcomes

First human clinical trial validates the practicality, accuracy of oxygen-sensing liquid bandage

First human clinical trial validates the practicality, accuracy of oxygen-sensing liquid bandage

Study: Paclitaxel-coated devices do not increase mortality for patients with peripheral artery disease

Study: Paclitaxel-coated devices do not increase mortality for patients with peripheral artery disease