CORA Vascular Interventional Radiologists strive to save limbs, save lives
During PAD Awareness Month, Bend Oregon doctors urge people to get checked for peripheral artery disease and re-duce their risk of amputation.
BEND, Ore. - Sept. 13, 2021 - PRLog -- During the month of September, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month, Vascular Interventional Specialists of CORA will be partnering with other local medical providers in Central Oregon to promote awareness, screening, and treatment for PAD.
PAD is a chronic circulatory condition, which when left untreated can result in advanced disease and unnecessary limb amputation. PAD affects nearly 20 million Americans with an estimated 250,000 of them suffering avoidable amputation each year. A disproportionate number of these patients are from minority communities.
"PAD is a serious and yet often silent condition. Many patients don't have symptoms until the disease has advanced. That's why we want patients to be aware of health issues that contribute to the risk factors of PAD," said Dr. Benjamin English, Chief Vascular Specialist with Central Oregon Radiology Associates. By increasing PAD awareness in the Central Oregon community, Vascular Interventional Specialists of CORA hopes to improve access to screening and treatments, which has been shown to not only improve quality of life, but also dramatically lowers the risk of losing a limb.
Dr English added that patients with diabetes, a history of smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol are at greater risk for this condition. "We encourage patients to identify their risk and consider screening. Early detection and treatment is not only limb-saving, it can save lives as well," Dr. English stated.
For more information on PAD screenings, PAD doctors and treatment for PAD, visit: visofcora.com
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