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Study: Alarming Rise In Peripheral Artery Diseasei
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August 01, 2013 11:45 AM
The number of people around the world with peripheral artery disease, or PAD ((P-A-D)), has risen dramatically -- by almost 25 percent -- in just 10 years -- according to a new study in the Lancet medical journal. People with PAD have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. They live with irreversible disability. And as VOA’s Carol Pearson reports, they are likely to live in low or middle income countries.

Study: Alarming Rise In Peripheral Artery Disease

Published August 01, 2013

The number of people around the world with peripheral artery disease, or PAD ((P-A-D)), has risen dramatically -- by almost 25 percent -- in just 10 years -- according to a new study in the Lancet medical journal. People with PAD have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. They live with irreversible disability. And as VOA’s Carol Pearson reports, they are likely to live in low or middle income countries.


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