Peripheral Arterial Disease

Managing peripheral artery disease: an updated guideline

Managing peripheral artery disease: an updated guideline

By

The AHA/ACC guideline updates the 2005 recommendations on PAD management.

Poverty linked to increased PAD prevalence

Poverty linked to increased PAD prevalence

Patients who were in the lowest six poverty-income ratios were at a two-fold higher risk of peripheral artery disease.

PAD risk down with Mediterranean diet

PAD risk down with Mediterranean diet

Benefits seen for Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts.

AHA: Depression linked to PAD

AHA: Depression linked to PAD

Patients with depression are significantly more likely to have peripheral artery disease (PAD), and PAD-related events, research shows.

Guideline lowers PAD screening age to 65

By

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.

VTE risk high for tall, obese men

By

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.

Partial limb amputation causes suit

Partial limb amputation causes suit

Undetected vascular disease reaches its apex while a man is vacationing. Is the on-call clinician to blame?

Blisters on swollen ankles

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?

Referral to a specialist not in time

Referral to a specialist not in time

Did a patient die because her clinicians waited too long before referring her to a wound-care clinic?

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters