What You Need to Know About Peripheral Arterial Disease?
Department:   Surgery

Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational community lecture to learn what you need to know about peripheral arterial disease.

PAD, or Peripheral Arterial Disease, is a disorder of the vascular system that can cause blockages to build up in important arteries supplying blood flow to the legs. Risk factors include diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Advanced PAD can cause foot pain and ulcers sometime requiring surgery to improve circulation and heal the foot. Fortunately, most people with PAD can avoid surgery through good care of their feet and healthy lifestyle choices.

In this lecture you will learn:

  • The prevalence and symptoms of PAD in patients with diabetes and screening tests used to diagnose PAD..
  • Understanding long-term effects of advanced PAD in diabetics.
  • Recognizing and treating diabetic foot infections.

Registration: Required.
Fee Desc: Free
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