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Imaging Needs of Clinicians Caring for PAD Patients

  • Elizabeth V. RatchfordEmail author
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Abstract

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is common, affecting over eight million Americans. PAD negatively impacts both the quality and length of life among those affected. Treatment of PAD focuses on two areas: helping patients “live longer” by reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and helping patients “feel better” by improving quality of life. To that end, imaging plays a key role in the care of the PAD patient.

Keywords

Peripheral artery disease PAD Treatment of PAD Imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine, Johns Hopkins Heart & Vascular InstituteBaltimoreUSA

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