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Measure: Peripheral Arterial Disease   #040900

Definition: Measure to assess presence of peripheral arterial disease.

Purpose: The hardened arteries found in people with peripheral arterial disease also predict the likelihood of narrowed arteries to the heart and brain. By assessing the presence of peripheral arterial disease, individuals can take preventive measures to avoid leg problems as well as a heart attack or a stroke.


Keywords: peripheral arterial disease, PAD, claudication, peripheral artery angiography, peripheral arterial stent, angioplasty of leg arteries bypass of leg arteries, personal history, Cardiovascular

Measure Release Date: September 24, 2009

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