Group: Risks tied to peripheral artery disease often undetected

02/19/2012 | Nurse.com

Although women with peripheral artery disease face double to triple the risk of having a stroke or myocardial infarction, the condition is frequently unrecognized and untreated, according to an American Heart Association statement. The association, along with the Peripheral Arterial Disease Coalition and its parent, the Vascular Disease Foundation, cited the need to raise awareness about the condition and test female patients who are at risk.

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