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
#DYK that peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries? While this increases your risk of a major cardiac event, you can take steps today to reduce your risk. Follow @VascularCures and @CVC_Coalition to learn more! #PADAwareness
Patients with a family history of PAD are more likely to develop PAD and face increased severity of the disease. This indicates a role for genetic factors and/or other shared environmental factors contributing to PAD.
Read the full study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3215334/#:~:text=Family%20history%20of%20PAD%20is,environmental%20factors%20contributing%20to%20PAD.
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