Process of care and outcomes in peripheral arterial disease.

@article{Collins2003ProcessOC,
  title={Process of care and outcomes in peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Tracie C. Collins and Rebecca J Beyth},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={325 3},
  pages={125-34}
}
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a prevalent illness that most commonly affects patients older than 60 years. As the population ages, the prevalence of PAD and its associated adverse outcomes will also increase. Adverse outcomes in PAD are either systemic (ie, cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarctions or strokes) or localized to the legs (ie, bypass surgery or amputation). Although much research has focused on adverse systemic outcomes in patients with PAD, less is known about… CONTINUE READING

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