Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) live chat on Tuesday, January 24th with the Emory Heart & Vascular Center’s Chief of Vascular Surgery, Dr. William Jordan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those over 50. Those who suffer from PAD are at increased risk for heart disease, aortic aneurysms and stroke. PAD is also a marker for diabetes, hypertension and other conditions.
Dr. William Jordan was able to answer all of your questions about PAD and the various treatment options available. We received a lot of awesome questions which you can find in the full chat transcript here. Below are some highlights from our live chat.
Question: How do I get tested for PAD?
Dr. Jordan: A thorough physical exam would be the first test.
Question: Are there clinical trials for PAD?
Dr. Jordan: Yes,
Question: What do you think the best way to treat PAD is?
Dr. Jordan: The first line would be medical therapy,
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