(1/3) Our #VascularHero is Cheryl Wilson! Cheryl was diagnosed with #PAD 11 years ago. Prior to the diagnosis, she quit smoking, lost weight and started walking. These healthy habits helped her manage her PAD symptoms and avoid bypass surgery for many years.
Early diagnosis of #PAD can prevent unnecessary surgery or amputation and improve health outcomes. It's important doctors open conversations by encouraging symptom recognition & educating patients. http://www.ksw-gtg.com/ahapad/guide/pdfs/TalkingAboutPAD.pdf
Vascular Cures is the only national non-profit representing the millions of patients with vascular disease. For more than 30 years, it has transformed patient lives through support of innovative research and programs that advance patient-centered healthcare.
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