PAD is often associated with atherosclerotic disease in other vascular beds, yet it’s widely underdiagnosed. We run through the symptoms and risk factors that should prompt PAD screening.
The task force’s draft recommendation against using the ABI to assess for peripheral artery disease in asymptomatic adults would perpetuate underdiagnosis, argues Dr. Heather Gornik.
A substudy of the IN.PACT DEEP trial shows that the ankle-brachial index identifies CLI in only 6 percent of affected patients. The researchers say guideline revisions and better diagnostic tools are needed.
A large retrospective analysis finds the ankle-brachial index to better predict lower extremity revascularization rates when measured after exercise than at rest. here’s how the lead author says practice should change.