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Course Description

This two day course is designed to provide a clinically based topical review of peripheral vascular disease and its various treatments for primary health care professionals. This will be accomplished through lectures from experts in the field, case presentation, and audience participation.

Course Objectives

  • Identify appropriate noninvasive vascular laboratory study to aid in the evaluation of a patient with vascular disease.
  • Review indications for revascularization for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.
  • Identify emerging risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease and the role of diet and exercise therapy in risk factor management.
  • Identify patients for whom screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is indicated and patients with AAA who require surgical referral.
  • Identify possible etiologies of a swollen leg.
  • Recognize manifestations of chronic venous disease, including primary chronic venous insufficiency and the post thrombotic syndrome.
  • Recognize clinical manifestations of non-atherosclerotic causes of vascular disease syndromes including vasculitis, entrapment syndromes, and fibromuscular dysplasia.

Target Audience

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Physicians who refer patients to vascular surgery
  • Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellows and Residents


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