Are You at Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease?

The goal of this activity is to educate patients on the importance of engaging with their doctor and healthcare team about ways they can recognize peripheral artery disease (PAD) and who's at risk for it.
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Article
Published on September 20, 2019
Commercial Support: Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for patients interested in learning about PAD and the importance of engaging with their healthcare teams regarding symptoms.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, patients will learn:
  • What PAD is
  • What causes PAD and who's at risk for getting it
  • How PAD is recognized
  • PAD treatment
  • How to lower your chances of getting PAD
  • Questions to ask your doctor
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD
Lead Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC
Anita A. Galdieri, RPh, PharmD
Senior Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC
Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE
University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

This patient education has been developed through a collaboration between the University of Chicago Medicine and Medscape Education.
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