Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Catheterization Laboratory: An Underdetected and Undertreated Risk Factor

Bhatt, Deepak L.
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1107
Academic Journal
The article presents a research on risk factors associated with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary revascularization present an opportunity for physicians to focus on risk factor identification and treatment. Although strides have been made in the treatment of some risk factors such as hyperlipidemia, surprisingly, PAD continues to be ignored as a risk factor in cardiology. Several simple measures could be instituted to detect PAD in patients requiring catheterization.


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