The study results "demonstrate that there is an association between depression and PAD," says researcher S. Marlene Grenon, MD. She is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
Eight million men and women in the United States have lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is expected to be increasingly common as the population survives longer with chronic disease.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 8 to 12 million individuals in the United States and is also prevalent in Europe and Asia. PAD has not emerged as a focus of public health efforts to improve quality of life, nor to decrease the associated cardiovascular ischemic risk.
Following informed consent and baseline testing, the participants will be randomized (1.25:1.00) into either a mHealth (N=25) or usual care group (N=20) [for comparison] for a 24-week period.
Study Completion Date: July 2015 Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
If you have PAD, you have an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. But you can cut your chances of having those problems by taking special care of your blood vessels.
BACKGROUND: Patients with PAD have a 3- to 4-fold higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality compared to patients without PAD. Risk of future cardiovascular events is comparable between patients with PAD and coronary artery disease (CAD).
It most commonly affects the blood supply to the legs and results from clogged arteries. It is sometimes called intermittent claudication because the pain stops with rest, and then you could resume walking.
In peripheral artery disease, or PAD, fatty material called plaque builds up inside the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your legs. The plaque can reduce the blood flow, so the muscle cells in your legs don't get the oxygen they need, causing pain and cramps.
Previous research has established a link between lower socioeconomic status and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. These findings are published online ahead of print in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Plaque can reduce blood flow, so the muscle cells in your legs don't get the oxygen they need. Depending on the severity, treatment for PAD can include lifestyle changes, medications, and interventional and surgical procedures.
Many people have heard of peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, but they're not sure what it means. Your arteries are a network of blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood throughout your body.