While more than 50 percent of PAD patients may not show signs of the disease, screening is essential for diagnosis. Individuals should be tested if they
"As vascular experts, interventional radiologists can intervene early, help prevent vascular disease progression and provide minimally noninvasive treatment if needed," said Murphy. Legs for Life began a decade ago because interventional radiologists recognized that the disease is a major public health problem with a growing incidence, yet awareness among the general public and nonvascular health care providers is low.
To take the free PAD risk assessment quiz to review the results with one's own doctoror to request a screening appointmentvisit www.legsforlife.org. Note: Legs for Life sites provide a limited number of screenings; advance appointments are required. Many interventional radiologists offer year-round screening by appointment; a link to this information is provided on the Legs for Life site.
|Contact: Maryann Verrillo|
Society of Interventional Radiology