Discussion guides are booklets for clinicians to use with their patients at the point of care to talk about cardiovascular risk, diseases, treatment.
The discussion guide Talking With Patients About Peripheral Artery Disease is intended to help clinicians start a conversation about PAD with their patients.
The need for a practice-based guide surfaced during the American College of Cardiology’s “Antithrombotic Therapy for the Management of PAD and CAD Forum” on Dec. 11, 2018. Some of the nation’s leading cardiologists, vascular specialists, primary care practitioners and patients talked about the need to increase awareness of PAD and the associated risks.
Clinicians can use the discussion guide and share the related tools with their patients to help improve PAD detection and treatment.