African-American nurse taking notes during visit with African-American patient

African-Americans in areas with low rates of diagnosed PAD at higher risk of amputation

At the Society for Vascular Surgery’s online Scientific Session 8, Mark Eid, MD presented a talk called, “Racial and regional disparities in the prevalence of peripheral artery disease and diabetes and amputation rates among Medicare patients.” The research suggested that African-American patients living in areas where the diagnosed rates of Read more…

African-American getting tested for diabetes

Racial Disparities & PAD

An article published in FierceHealthcare highlighted the epidemic of peripheral artery disease (PAD),  and specifically how it impacts communities of color. The article, written by Foluso Fakorede, M.D. of Cardiovascular Solutions of Central Mississippi, and is focused on preventing some of the roughly 200,000 non-traumatic amputations that occur in the Read more…