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 Peripheral Artery Disease (or PAD) can rob people of their independence and mobility by making walking difficult or, worse, by increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation or even death. Prevention, detection and treatment can save lives and limbs, as well as keep people active and healthy so that they can continue to spend time with their family and friends and participate in the activities they enjoy. Learn about PAD.

 Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) is a disease that if left untreated can lead to pulmonary embolism (PE) and even death. Long term, it can cause swelling, pain and venous ulceration wounds that are difficult to heal and can limit the ability to walk. The quality of life of affected patients may be improved by prompt recognition, diagnosis and treatment. Approximately 1 out of every 1,000 people will be diagnosed with a DVT every year. It affects men and women, young and old people, but it is more common in older people or in people who have certain risk factors. Learn about DVT.

 Varicose Veins, if left untreated, can progress to a more serious form of disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Symptoms of CVI include skin damage, swelling, severe pain and ulcers, and the disease itself is associated with significant morbidity, loss of productivity and reduced quality of life. The Society for Vascular Medicine has joined a coalition of professional medical societies committed to empowering individuals to “Rethink Varicose Veins” as a health concern worthy of medical diagnosis and treatment. Visit www.rethinkvaricoseveins.com.

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