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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.
Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease

Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

The past, present and future of aspirin in cardiovascular disease prevention

The past, present and future of aspirin in cardiovascular disease prevention

Study finds no difference in survival between patients treated with paclitaxel drug-coated devices and non-DCDs

Study finds no difference in survival between patients treated with paclitaxel drug-coated devices and non-DCDs

Insomnia common in heart disease patients and linked with subsequent cardiovascular events

Insomnia common in heart disease patients and linked with subsequent cardiovascular events

Powerhouse-pruning protein may also help make energy rapidly available for growing new blood vessels

Powerhouse-pruning protein may also help make energy rapidly available for growing new blood vessels

Unusual partners are key to making more blood vessels

Unusual partners are key to making more blood vessels

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Environmental exposure to low-levels of toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Environmental exposure to low-levels of toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

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