Advancing Peripheral Artery Disease Quality of Care and Outcomes Through Patient-Reported Health Status Assessment

Published: October 13, 2022

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  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects over 8.5 million individuals in the U.S. and significantly impacts their risk of cardiovascular events, including death.
  • Most patients with PAD continue to live and experience impact on their day-to-day lives, including their functioning and quality of life, especially when individuals experience symptoms.
  • PAD symptoms can range from pain while walking to ischemic rest pain, non-healing wounds, and gangrenous tissue, leading to amputations in the lower extremities.