Peripheral Arterial Disease
There is a significant association between varicose veins and an increased risk for deep venous thrombosis and possible associations with pulmonary embolism and peripheral artery disease, though results are still unclear.
According to the USPSTF, evidence is lacking to investigate nontraditional risk factors for CVD risk evaluation.
The AHA/ACC guideline updates the 2005 recommendations on PAD management.
Patients who were in the lowest six poverty-income ratios were at a two-fold higher risk of peripheral artery disease.
Benefits seen for Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts.
Patients with depression are significantly more likely to have peripheral artery disease (PAD), and PAD-related events, research shows.
People age 65 years and older have a one-in-five chance of developing either symptomatic or asymptomatic peripheral artery disease. Updated management guidelines suggest lowering the age for ankle-brachial index diagnostic testing from 70 years to 65 years.
Men who are 6 ft tall or taller and have a BMI >30 are more prone to venous thromboembolism (VTE) than their shorter, lighter counterparts.
Undetected vascular disease reaches its apex while a man is vacationing. Is the on-call clinician to blame?
A black woman aged 52 years developed large (1.5-2.0 cm wide), fluid-filled blisters on her swollen ankles. There were no other symptoms, and the patient's health history was unremarkable except for anemia. What could be the cause?
Did a patient die because her clinicians waited too long before referring her to a wound-care clinic?