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Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Because PAD caused by atherosclerosis is a progressive condition, screening is directed at detecting the causative diseases:
Your regular health check-up is designed to detect the earliest signs of these major diseases.
How can peripheral arterial disease be prevented? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.n... . Updated April 1, 2011. Accessed August 8, 2013.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of lower extremities. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated August 3, 2013. Accessed August 8, 2013.
Prevention and treatment of PAD. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.o... . Updated November 20, 2012. Accessed August 8, 2013.
Last reviewed August 2013 by Michael J. Fucci, DO; Brian Randall, MD
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