Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

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Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

Description

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • Diagnostic tests
  • How is P.A.D. treated?
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Medication
    • Special procedures and surgeries
  • Questions to ask your health care provider

Developer:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.); National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: November 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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