USA Vascular Centers, a national network of vascular care providers, is alerting its patients and the public about the findings of a recent study that used a blood pressure medication to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). A recent study found that the blood pressure medication did not improve walking performance or alleviate PAD symptoms in patients with lower extremity PAD.
PAD is a disease of the arteries in the legs that causes poor blood flow. It occurs when narrowed arteries restrict blood supply to the limbs. It is a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and amputation.
The recent study that USA Vascular Centers is alerting patients about was published in the journal JAMA Network Open.
“Treatment is important because having PAD is a sign that your blood vessels are unhealthy,” said Dr. Yan Katsnelson, CEO and Founder of USA Vascular Centers. “We want people to know that non-surgical effective treatment options are available, especially when medication is ineffective.”
If you have PAD, talking to your doctor about your treatment options is important. There are a number of effective treatment options available, including medication, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures.