Published in: Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease: Medical, Surgical and Interventional Aspects / Edited by Mark Creager (London: ReMedica Publishing Ltd., 2000), p. 1-18
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2000
Peripheal Arterial Disease (PAD) serves as a strong but under-recognized independent predictor of cardiovascular disease risk, or, alternatively conceptualized, as a predictor of the combined impact of unmeasured risk factors and ongoing disease processes. Since cardiovascular disease risk assessment is increasingly invoked to guide the fervor of cardiovascular disease preventive treatment efforts, and PAD powerfully contributes to risk, the presence and severity of PAD should be assessed and incorporated in cardiovascular disease risk analysis. Clearly, this requires increased education of physicians regarding the potent prognostic implications of PAD.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.