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.
Study focuses on peripheral arterial disease - availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate

Study focuses on peripheral arterial disease - availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate

Trial to evaluate modern stent technologies over balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease

Trial to evaluate modern stent technologies over balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease

First patient to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

First patient to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

Just fifteen minutes of training could make it possible for anyone to use a defibrillator to stop sudden cardiac arrest

Just fifteen minutes of training could make it possible for anyone to use a defibrillator to stop sudden cardiac arrest

Serono completes enrollment in phase III trial of Serostim

Serono completes enrollment in phase III trial of Serostim

Detrol LA significantly reduces symptoms of overactive bladder

Detrol LA significantly reduces symptoms of overactive bladder

Vasogen announces full patient enrollment in its trial of Celacade in peripheral arterial disease

Vasogen announces full patient enrollment in its trial of Celacade in peripheral arterial disease

One in six U.S. adults suffered from back pain every single day during the past month

One in six U.S. adults suffered from back pain every single day during the past month

Tiny, vibrating paddle oscillator senses the mass of a virus

Tiny, vibrating paddle oscillator senses the mass of a virus

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Link between elevated blood sugar levels in diabetics and increased risk of life-threatening forms of cardiovascular disease

Link between elevated blood sugar levels in diabetics and increased risk of life-threatening forms of cardiovascular disease

Condition causing obstruction of arteries important in high blood pressure diagnosis and treatment

Condition causing obstruction of arteries important in high blood pressure diagnosis and treatment

To prevent heart attack, stroke, amputation, and death, National “PAD Coalition” is formed

To prevent heart attack, stroke, amputation, and death, National “PAD Coalition” is formed

Distinct types of leg symptoms reported by patients with (PAD) peripheral arterial disease

Distinct types of leg symptoms reported by patients with (PAD) peripheral arterial disease

HHS has extended the availability of a recently approved rapid oral HIV test

HHS has extended the availability of a recently approved rapid oral HIV test

New resources to better understand sleep

New resources to better understand sleep

In one unusual circumstance smoking may actually be good for you

In one unusual circumstance smoking may actually be good for you

National effort to detect life-threatening non-cardiac vascular diseases

National effort to detect life-threatening non-cardiac vascular diseases

IBM helps chronic foot pain sufferers

IBM helps chronic foot pain sufferers

Microscission blasts drugs through skin

Microscission blasts drugs through skin