Health Link

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Vascular Disorders

Millions of Americans have some form of vascular disease, yet most are unaware of the condition until it becomes a medical emergency. Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment can help save limbs and lives. We'll examine the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of two vascular disorders: peripheral arterial disease and deep vein thrombosis. Find out if you are at risk and how to protect yourself.

Guests

Ralph Clement Darling III, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief of the division of vascular surgery at Albany Medical Center, medical director of the Karmody Vascular Laboratory at Albany Medical Center and vice president of the Center for Vascular Awareness.

Philip S.K. Paty, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief of vascular surgery at St. Peter's Hospital and co-medical director of the Karmody Vascular Laboratory at Albany Medical Center.

Related Resources

• The Center for Vascular Awareness, Inc. is dedicated to fostering mainstreaming consumer and clinical consciousness of vascular health standards, disease, prevention and treatment options.

• The American Heart Association offers information on peripheral artery disease symptoms, risk factors and more.

• The Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition seeks to improve the prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with, or at risk for, P.A.D.

• The Vascular Disease Foundation looks to improve health for all by reducing death and disability from vascular disease.

• The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) presents information explaining deep vein thrombosis and peripheral arterial disease.

VascularWeb, provided by the Society for Vascular Surgery, offers information on vascular conditions, tests and treatments.
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