Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) Featured in MD News September 2018, San Antonio Edition
This month the physicians at Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) were featured in MD News, San Antonio Edition where they discussed diagnosis and treatment of PAD.
Comprehensive Peripheral Arterial Disease Care for South Texas
True to its rich history in south Texas, Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) provides full-spectrum treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) ranging from risk-factor modification to endovascular interventions to surgery.
Diagnosis and treatment of PAD — atherosclerotic narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly in the legs — has undergone significant evolution in recent decades, and the generations of vascular disease experts who have practiced at PVA reflect the dynamism of the field. Established in 1975, PVA has grown into a regional destination for PAD care that features 21 physicians and the same number of locations throughout south Texas, including an office on North Main Avenue in downtown San Antonio and another office in the South Texas Medical Center with catheterization laboratories for endovascular interventions.
Close-to-home expertise in peripheral vascular care remains as essential now as it was more than four decades ago. PAD is a common diagnosis, especially in the elderly — up to 20 percent of individuals older than age 60 may have the disease, according to the CDC. Experts are divided as to whether PAD is on the rise, along with some of its major risk factors, including diabetes and hypertension, or its prevalence is due to greater awareness among and more diagnoses by primary care physicians. They agree, however, that PAD has significant implications for health and quality of life.
See full article online for more information on PVA and PAD.
For more information about PAD or PAD Awareness Month, please visit our Facebook page. Throughout September PVA will be doing Free Leg Screenings to help prevent PAD, often known as a “silent killer”.
Peripheral Vascular Associates is proud to serve the San Antonio community and the surrounding areas in vascular disease education, prevention, and treatment for over 42 years. To learn more about PVA or to schedule an appointment, visit our Request Appointment page or call (210) 237-4247.Source: MD News | San Antonio