Preventing Limb Loss in PAD: Know Your Treatment Options

The goal of this patient education activity is to learn about the treatment options for peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Article
Published October 9, 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 treatment options for PAD.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, patients will learn:
  • How having PAD increases your risk for problems in your limbs and heart
  • What the treatment options for PAD are, including blood thinners
  • When you should get emergency help
  • Tips to keep yourself healthy with PAD
  • Questions to ask your healthcare provider
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
Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh
Senior Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC
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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