Chat With a Doctor: Peripheral Artery Disease

Chat With a Doctor: Peripheral Artery Disease

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Do you have a question about peripheral artery disease? Heather Gornik, MD, Staff Physician, Vascular Medicine, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, will answer your questions about this medical condition during a live webchat Thursday, September 6, 2012, at noon (ET).

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Peripheral Artery Disease Live Web Chat on September 6

Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on September 6, 2012.

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Featured Expert
Heather Gornik, MD

  • Vascular Medicine
  • Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs in the arteries of the circulatory system and affects about 8 million Americans. Like the blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries), your peripheral arteries (blood vessels outside your heart) also may develop atherosclerosis on the inside walls. Over time, the arteries may become narrowed from plaque development and cause decreased blood to flow to the body’s tissues, restricting circulation to the limbs and organs.

    Some individuals with peripheral artery disease can treat the condition by lifestyle modifications and medications. However, more advanced PAD needs to be treated with interventional medical procedures or even surgery.

    Questions for Dr. Gornik for this webchat might include:

  • What are the signs and symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD)?
  • What can happen if PAD goes untreated?
  • Are people with diabetes more at risk for circulatory problems like PAD?
  • What can I do to prevent PAD from developing?
  • Dr. Gornik is a staff physician in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sections of Clinical Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory.

    This Health Chat will open on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

     

     

    Source; https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2012/08/chat-with-a-doctor-peripheral-artery-disease-2/

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