First-Ever American Heart Association Webinar on Health Equity in Peripheral Artery Disease Talks Scope of Problem and Offers Solutions @American_Heart #ActAgainstAmputation @USC @KeckSchool_USC @WeAreLAHealth @ALPSlimb @USC_Vascular @APMA

The American Heart Association convened an interdisciplinary “all star” panel focusing on peripheral artery disease, team care, and patient-centered limb preservation. Chaired by Lee Kirksey, Vice Chair of Vascular Surgery, the program also included patient advocate JB Starks, University of Washington’s Elina Quiroga, Yale’s Carlos Mena, MercyOne Sioux City’s Neal Khurana, West Virginia University’s Samantha Minc, Emory University’s Olamide Alabi, University of Michigan’s Chloe Powell, and David G. Armstrong of Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. The program is part of a larger program being rolled out over this year and is the first ever focused on describing, addressing, and ultimately eliminating disparities in care in high-risk communities.

Health Equity and Peripheral Arterial Disease: How Do We Turn the Tide?

The purpose of this webinar is to improve the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and highlight the disproportionate impact PAD has on racial and ethnic minorities, geographically remote and low-income Americans of all races.

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