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2013-10-14 12:24:31

ADDISON, Ill., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ArjoHuntleigh announced today that it has launched the Dopplex(®) Ability, an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) screening device that reduces the time it takes to perform ABI measurements by up to 75% vs. traditional methods.(1) ABI measurements are used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD affects one in every 20 Americans, and it can go largely undetected. Untreated PAD can lead to heart attack, stroke, leg amputations and...

2012-12-18 12:27:38

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMedix, a leader in healthcare IT designed to help manage disease and optimize medical practices, today introduced exciting technology for non-invasive vascular testing. The next generation of the BioMedix flagship device, PADnet, and the new VEINnet device deliver expanded vascular testing capabilities and added clinical value while remaining remarkably user friendly. Vascular diseases, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and...

2012-04-14 23:03:15

Peripheral artery disease, which covers problems in the arteries supplying the legs, arms and most organs, is often overlooked or misdiagnosed in women. Harvard Women's Health Watch offers tips for identifying and treating this all-too-common and potentially debilitating condition. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 If ever a disease deserved a new name, peripheral artery disease is it. "Peripheral" smacks of something on the sidelines. Nothing could be further from the truth. Peripheral...

2012-03-12 16:35:00

VIENNA, Va., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affecting approximately 8 million Americans, peripheral artery disease (PAD) can lead to heart attack, stroke, amputation and death. PAD occurs when arteries in the legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, reducing blood flow to the legs. This can result in leg muscle pain when walking, disability, amputation, and poor quality of life. Blocked arteries found in people with PAD can be a red flag that other arteries,...

2011-12-20 12:16:00

BEVERLY, Mass., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online learning course, "The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)," for health care providers. The course will help providers learn about detecting Peripheral Artery Disease, or P.A.D., a condition which affects over 10 million Americans and 800,000 Canadians. P.A.D. is a common, but dangerous and under-diagnosed vascular disease; if left untreated, P.A.D. can lead...

2011-11-17 04:00:00

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help educate patients with, or at risk for, peripheral artery disease or "PAD," the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) has launched two new public service announcements (PSAs) on PAD symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/DC58830LOGO) These new PSAs feature Michael R. Jaff, D.O., medical director of the Vascular Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston,...

2011-09-29 23:34:13

Clinicians from across disciplines set forth strategies to improve patient care, save lives Peripheral artery disease, or "PAD," is a common and dangerous condition that affects tens of millions of Americans -- often unknowingly -- and can restrict blood flow to the legs, kidneys or other vital organs. PAD, which remains underdiagnosed, is often a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the heart, brain or legs and, if untreated, it is one of the most common causes of...

2011-09-21 11:59:00

Free Online Resources Provide Peripheral Arterial Disease Education and Support DENVER, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affecting approximately 9 million Americans, peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) can lead to heart attack, stroke, amputation and death. That's why the Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition wants you to learn about P.A.D. during September's awareness month. In support of P.A.D. Awareness Month, the P.A.D. Coalition is providing a free online...

2011-08-24 07:45:00

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Studies Evaluate Importance of Ankle Brachial Index in Determining Coronary Disease Risk and Use of Bifurcated Prostheses on Aorto-iliac Lesions as Annual Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month Approaches FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two articles in the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, report on studies related to peripheral...

2011-06-23 06:26:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Millions of adults with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are not receiving the medications needed to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to this study. Many therapies such as cholesterol and blood pressure lowering medications aren't being given to PAD patients. Peripheral artery disease is the result of atherosclerosis, or blockages in the arteries in the legs caused by plaque. People with this disease have a significantly increased risk of...