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For Health Care Professionals

The P.A.D. Coalition provides a variety of resources for health care professionals external disclaimer, including:

  • The 2005 guidelines on the management of P.A.D.
  • Additional products such as pocket guides and wall charts, and
  • Multimedia learning presentations available via archived Web cast or CD.

In addition, the following materials are available for health care professionals to share with their patients:

A new NHLBI-sponsored study, CLEVER (Claudication: Exercise Vs. Endoluminal Revascularization), is currently recruiting patients. The CLEVER study will examine the relative merits of three commonly used treatments-supervised P.A.D. exercise rehabilitation; aortoiliac stent placement; and optimal medical therapy (cilostazol) in individuals who:

  • Are over 50 years old and have documented P.A.D. and aortoiliac disease
  • Have claudication as their major exercise limitation>
  • Are interested in potential research participation

See all NHLBI-sponsored clinical trials.

Photo: [Walking bike]
Many types of health care providers diagnose and treat P.A.D.