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2024 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

Published: 08 Jul 2024

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In this video, Dr Heather Gornik (University Heart Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, US) joins us to discuss the updated ACC/AHA/AACVPR/APMA/ABC/SCAI/SVM/SVN/SVS/SIR/VESS guidelines for the management of lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) for 2024. This comprehensive guideline focuses on atherosclerotic lower extremity arterial disease, specifically covering the aortoiliac segment and below. The scope of the guideline encompasses everything from the initial identification of the patient, diagnostic strategies, medical therapeutics, podiatry and foot care, exercise therapy and severe symptomatic subsets and revascularisation.

Interview Questions:

  1. What is the background for the update? 
  2. What is the scope of the guideline?
  3. What are the most impactful changes compared to previous guidelines?
  4. Can you summarize the key recommendations?
  5. What strategies can help clinicians incorporate the recommendations into practice?

Recorded remotely from Cleveland, 2024.

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