Peripheral Arterial Disease
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?