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New peripheral artery disease guidelines emphasize medical therapy and structured exercise

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Clinical Practice Guideline

Guideline Highlights

  • Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) should be on a program of guideline-directed medical therapy (including antiplatelet drugs that thin blood and statins to lower cholesterol) and should participate in a structured exercise program.
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Scientific Sessions

KYW and Deborah Heart and Lung team up for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is painful as well as dangerous, characterized by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of the legs and feet, preventing oxygen-rich blood from reaching the extremities. 201 more words

Deborah Heart And Lung Center

Peripheral Artery Disease – Symptoms, Complications and Treatment

Peripheral artery disease (PAD), sometimes referred to as peripheral vascular disease or PVD, is caused due to the hardening of arteries which commonly occurs in older people. 429 more words

PAD Treatment

Ticagrelor for Prevention of Ischemic Events After Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease


Background  Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is associated with heightened ischemic and bleeding risk in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI).

Objectives  This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor on major cardiovascular (CV) events and major adverse limb events in patients with PAD and a prior MI. 351 more words


The Development of Therapeutics for Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) primarily manifests as occlusive atherosclerosis in the peripheral circulation to the lower extremities (1). Symptomatic patients have either a profound exercise limitation or develop critical limb ischemia, and all of these patients are at heightened risk for major cardiovascular and ischemic limb events… 118 more words


Dark Chocolate impacts on people with Peripheral Artery Disease.

Peripheral Artery Disease consists of a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms and head and cause a chronic condition impeding on the mobility of patients. 256 more words