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At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better
Date:9/3/2008

lso screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm, stroke and venous disease.

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

  • Have cramping in your leg when walking or exercising that is relieved by resting
  • Are over age 50
  • Have high cholesterol, a high lipid blood test or high blood pressure
  • Have a family history of vascular disease, such as PAD, aneurysm, heart attack or stroke
  • Have diabetes
  • Smoke now or have ever smoked
  • Are African-American
  • Are overweight

    "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.


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    Society of Interventional Radiology
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