Tackling the PAD Knowledge Gap

Written by
Michael Cumming, MD, MBA

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has been a largely under recognized and under studied problem despite its significant impact on patients' lives and financial cost to our health care system.  Patient care ends of being "the luck of draw."  They may end up in the hands of a talented doctor and get appropriate treatment or end up with someone who is less knowledgeable and undergo an amputation. 

One of the goals of current research is to diagnose patients early, before their disease progresses to limb threatening critical limb ischemia (CLI). 

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