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Peripheral Arterial Disease: Simple Quiz Keeps You Circulating
Date:9/9/2009

arly detection, patients could see an interventional radiologist when intervention is most effective and less invasive treatments are an option. If needed, interventional radiologists can perform minimally invasive angioplasty and/or stenting to open a blocked artery in the leg and restore blood flow.

To take the free PAD risk assessment quiz to review the results with one's own doctor, visit www.legsforlife.org. PAD screenings can be held at any time; however, in September, during national PAD awareness month, more interventional radiologists provide PAD screening at sites through Legs for Life(R). Please note: Legs for Life(R) sites provide a limited number of screenings; advance appointments are required. Many interventional radiologists offer year-round screening by appointment instead; a link to this information is provided on the Legs for Life(R) site (www.legsforlife.org). Additionally, individuals can find local interventional radiologists by visiting the Society of Interventional Radiology's Web site (www.SIRweb.org) and clicking on its Doctor Finder (choose "Peripheral Arterial Disease" in the Area of Expertise list). For a patient video about peripheral arterial disease, visit SIR's Web site at www.SIRweb.org/news/videoClips.shtml.

References

(1) "Association of Asymptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease With Vascular Events in Patients With Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack," Stroke, Aug. 27, 2009

(2) "One-Year Cardiovascular Event Rates in Outp
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