|Peripheral Vascular Disease|
Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 7
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 20 Nov 2021
Last Reviewed: 20 Nov 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Peripheral vascular diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and limb loss in the United States. An early identification and risk factor modification is essential to improve the outcomes in patients with peripheral vascular disease. This activity outlines the principles of evaluation and management of peripheral vascular disease and explores the surgical and non-surgical treatment alternatives and highlights the importance of the interprofessional team in the evaluation of this pathology. Peripheral vascular disease has been associated with multiple risk factors, including smoking, diabetes, prior coronary artery disease, and sedentary lifestyle. This activity highlights the risk factors for peripheral vascular disease and the role of risk factor modification in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. The cornerstone for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease is a thorough history and physical exam, including the ankle-brachial index. This activity describes the role of the interprofessional team in the evaluation and diagnostic workup of the patient with suspected peripheral vascular disease. It provides a guideline for the interpretation of ankle-brachial-index readings. The treatment of peripheral vascular disease includes risk factor modification, antiplatelet therapy, and exercise as the cornerstone of care in these patients. Appropriate patients with severe disease or lifestyle limiting symptoms are frequently managed with endovascular, surgical, or combined interventional approaches. This activity highlights the importance of the interprofessional team on the management of peripheral artery disease patients and the selection of the appropriate intervention.
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Authors: Fahad Gul
Editors: Sean Janzer
Editors-In-Chief: Dustin ConstantMelanie ViolandMark Dreyer
Chief Medical Reviewer: Muhammad Hashmi
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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