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Online Education Series Illustrates Disparities in Peripheral Artery Disease

July 13, 2022
by Elisabeth Reitman

Join the American Heart Association for a webinar with interventional cardiologist Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, and other experts— as they highlight perspectives on racial, gender, socioeconomic, and geographical disparities in peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) for Professionals is sponsored by the American Heart Association.


Equity and Peripheral Disease: How Do We Change the Tide?

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 4:30 PM CT

Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He directs the Peripheral Vascular Disease Program and co-directs the Vascular Medicine Outcomes (VAMOS) research program with Kim G. Smolderen, PhD, which provides evidence-based shared treatment decisions for patients with PAD. His research focuses on the outcomes of cardiovascular interventions, and treatments for carotid stenosis and limb ischemia.

Diagnosing and Managing Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT

Advance your clinical knowledge and refine assessment skills as experts in PAD provide guidance on obtaining a detailed history and what to look for during the physical exam to prioritize diagnostic testing strategy. Hear a patient’s personal experience getting diagnosed with PAD to highlight areas for shared-decision making to manage risk factors and minimize long term morbidity.

Register for the webinar here.


Understanding PAD: One Step at a Time

In this podcast, Gregg Piazza, MD, MS, Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, and Cheryl Wilson provide an overview of the epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and management of PAD using a patient’s experience to illustrate critical points in the clinical journey. Strategies for differentiating between common presentations of PAD such as limb discomfort and ulceration will be emphasized. The importance of a team-based approach to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up will also be highlighted.

Improving PAD Lifestyle Changes in your patients: Balancing Mind and Body

In this episode, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, Kim G. Smolderen, PhD, and patient advocate Steve Hamburger discuss lifestyle changes that can improve health and reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Listen to the Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Podcasts.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on July 13, 2022