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Join the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Advancement Listening Session

Jun 21, 2023 |

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Advancement Listening SessionPeripheral artery disease (PAD) is a prevalent vascular disorder characterized by reduced blood flow to the extremities, primarily the legs, which can lead to amputation. Caused by fatty plaque buildup in the arteries that carry blood to the extremities, PAD causes cramping, pain or weakness in leg and foot muscles when a person walks. 

It is estimated that around 12 million Americans and approximately 200 million people worldwide are affected by PAD.[1] A recent systematic review conducted in 2015 estimated that 238 million people were living with PAD; 64 million lived in high-income countries, and 172 million lived in low- and middle-income countries.[2] These numbers demonstrate that PAD is a global issue disproportionally affecting low- and middle-income families.

 Multiple studies in diverse populations have demonstrated that persons with PAD have higher risk of other cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, and abdominal aortic aneurysm, therefore increasing the morbidity and mortality of this condition.

The Amputee Coalition is holding a listening session to understand the specific needs of PAD patients. This information is crucial for delivering tailored care and improving health outcomes. 

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Advancement Listening Session

Dr. Dante Daniel, Amputee Coalition manager of public policy will host this listening session for those affected by Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and other relatable diseases (i.e., diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease) that resulted in an amputation(s) to share their subjective experiences of pre/post-amputation medical care from a holistic lens (physically, psychologically and socially) to improve patient care.

Objectives of this session include :

  • Understanding the quality of medical care holistically once diagnosed with PAD-related conditions.
  • Developing an understanding of barriers preventing/limiting access to care.
  • Developing an understanding of resources needed pre/post-amputation.
  • Understanding the quality of medical care holistically once a limb has been amputated.

Register today to take part in this important listening session to be held on June 28, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET.

[1] Shu, J., & Santulli, G. (2018). Update on peripheral artery disease: Epidemiology and evidence-based facts. Atherosclerosis, 275, 379–381.

2 Song, P., Fang, Z., Wang, H., Cai, Y., Rahimi, K., Zhu, Y., … & Rudan, I. (2020). Global and regional prevalence, burden, and risk factors for carotid atherosclerosis: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and modelling study. The Lancet Global Health, 8(5), e721-e729.