Why we Stand
PAD touches us all.
Raising awareness of PAD is an ongoing opportunity, and a challenge that is very personal to us.
About Modern Vascular
The Modern Vascular group of affiliated clinics was founded on the mission of advancing the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease. Over the past year, we have been working hard to raise awareness of PAD but surprised at how difficult this is in a very noisy world. There are many great causes out there, and we think there is still room for people to learn more about the dangers of vascular disease — and this is why we organized a Stand Against PAD.
Did you know?
Throughout the world, it is estimated that every 30 seconds one leg is amputated due to diabetes. [i]
PAD affects more than 12% of the world’s population. [ii] *
One in three diabetics over age 50 suffer from PAD. [iii] *
Waiting 6 weeks or longer to see a doctor for a diabetic foot ulcer can increase the likelihood that the ulcer will result in an amputation. [iv]
One year after PAD treatment, up to 70-90% of limbs affected by PAD and diabetic foot ulcers can be saved from amputation. [v]
20% of Americans age 65 and older have PAD. [vi]
Early intervention and treatment of PAD is the most effective way to avoid amputation. There are several minimally invasive treatment options for peripheral artery disease available – including atherectomy, angioplasty and stents. Waiting to seek treatment can limit your options and lead to irreversible conditions and further health complications. [vii]
and https://medlineplus.gov/peripheralarterialdisease.html [iv] Margolis, D.J., Allen-Taylor, L., Hoffstad, O., Berlin, J.A., Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers. Diabetes Care, 2002, 25(10): p. 1835-1839. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/diacare/25/10/1835.full.pdf (accessed 8/4/2016) [v] Boulton AJ, Kirsner RS, Vileikyte L. Clinical practice. Neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers. N Engl J Med. 2004;351:48-55. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcp032966 (accessed 2/24/2017) [vi] https://peripheralarteryanswers.com/12-facts-peripheral-arterial-disease/ [vii] https://www.azuravascularcare.com/infopad/diabetic-foot-amputation-stats/