100 Questions & Answers About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 25, 2010 - Medical - 106 pages
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One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral artery disease, or PAD, a disease that affects the arteries outside the heart. If you or someone you know suffers from this painful and often debilitating condition, this book can offer help and hope. 100 Questions and Answers About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) provides clear, authoritative answers to common questions raised by patients and their families as they navigate the world of PAD. Renowned experts Drs. Alan Hirsch and Emile Mohler, III have written an accessible and informative book for patients who want to understand their illness more clearly. Featuring information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, treatment options, and risk factors for related conditions such as atherosclerosis and claudication, this text is an invaluable resources for anyone coping with the physical and emotional aspects of PAD.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Foreword
Patient Biography
Acknowledgment
PART ONEPeripheral Artery Disease PAD Epidemiology and Prevalence
PART TWOPAD Pathophysiology
PART THREESymptoms and Physical Findings of PAD
PART FOURPAD Diagnosis
PART ELEVENFurther Information on PAD
GLOSSARY
INDEX
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PART FIVEPAD Risk Factors
PART SIXHeart Attack Stroke and Limb Loss in Individuals with PAD
Treatment of Atherosclerosis Risk Factors and Use of Antithrombotic Anticlotting Medications
PART EIGHTNoninvasive Treatment of Claudication
PART NINEInvasive Treatment of Claudication
PART TENYour Doctors Visit
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