Underserved communities continue to struggle with health care disparities such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which can lead to limb amputation.
People who chalk up fatigue, discomfort or muscle cramps in their legs to advancing age or temporary muscle soreness, may instead be suffering from peripheral artery disease –PAD – instead.
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is dedicated to supporting and developing the best science, education, standards and guidelines that clarify and define quality of care in vascular surgery.
Doctor-prescribed and -supervised exercise therapy is going digital. The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) will begin piloting a ground-breaking app for Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET), for at-home use by patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).
As we age, it is common to be concerned about heart disease or high blood pressure. But many people don’t know that those conditions are also related to another common health issue, peripheral artery disease (PAD). Unfortunately, many patients are not diagnosed until it has progressed.
Thanks to mailings and websites that claim statin medications are harmful or unnecessary, many patients are confused about whether they should take them. That’s unfortunate.