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Guideline updates recommendations on management of lower-limb PAD

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association updated their peripheral artery disease (PAD) guideline to offer more evidence-based management options, including a recommendation in support of using rivaroxaban combined with low-dose aspirin.
21 May 2024

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.
1 Mar 2024

Likelihood of smoking cessation after cardiovascular event varies by event type

Patients who had had a myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass grafting, stroke, or transient ischemic attack were more likely to quit smoking than those who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention or had a new diagnosis of peripheral artery disease.
13 Feb 2024

PAD patients improved walking ability on ramipril

Ramipril improved ability to walk in patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication, a new study found.
12 Feb 2013

An easy screen for an overlooked disease

Despite poor awareness and a lack of training on handling peripheral artery disease, internists can and should be able to recognize the symptoms and manage 95% of cases. Experts advise how to diagnose and treat the condition.
1 Apr 2011

Statins underused in patients with cardiovascular disease, study finds

Women, older adults, and those with peripheral artery disease and cerebrovascular disease are particularly likely not to receive statins, according to an industry-funded analysis of lipid-lowering therapy use.
8 Aug 2023

Treating skin ulcers in the office

In addition to five principles of wound care, an expert addresses pearls that can aid with all types of skin healing and antimicrobial efforts.
1 Jun 2020

Telmisartan does not improve walking performance in PAD

A randomized double-blind trial compared the angiotensin-receptor blocker with placebo in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and found no difference in six-minute walk distance over six months.
11 Oct 2022

Home-based, physical therapist-led behavior change program boosted walking distance in patients with PAD

The randomized trial, which connected patients with intermittent claudication due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) with physical therapists, found an increase in mean six-minute walk distance but no improvement in patient-reported quality of life.
19 Apr 2022

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of intermittent claudication

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of intermittent claudication. His symptoms have been slowly progressive but are not life limiting. Medical history is significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and carotid artery stenosis treated with left carotid endarterectomy. He is a former smoker but quit 10 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's cardiovascular risk?
23 Aug 2022

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