How Is PAD Treated After a Surgical Procedure?

The goal of this patient education activity is to inform you about how peripheral artery disease (PAD) is treated after a procedure so that you can discuss your treatment plan with your doctor or healthcare provider.
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Article
Published June 15, 2020
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 treatment for PAD.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, patients will learn:
  • Why you may need a surgical procedure for PAD
  • How PAD is treated after a surgical procedure
  • Tips for staying healthy after your surgical procedure
  • Questions to ask your doctor or healthcare provider
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Kristy Gama, MSN, APRN, NP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Interventional and Structural Heart Program
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado Hospital
Denver, Colorado
Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD
Lead Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC
Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh
Senior Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC
University of Chicago Medicine

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