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Heart Disease | PAD Patient Conference
FEBRUARY 19, 2022
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Opening Keynote | PAD & CAD: Two sides of the same coin
Opening Keynote: PAD and CAD | PAD Warrior and Nurse Practitioner Kay's Story
Nurse Practitioner Kay Smith shares her story of perseverance with PAD and CAD. Through her story you will understand the importance of talking to your doctor about getting tested soonest for both Peripheral Artery Disease and Coronary Artery Disease. She has thrived despite a heart attacked, failed leg angiogram, and being marked palliative by the physician who couldn't get through blockages in her iliac arteries and aorta. She shares how she found the strength to persevere and you can, too!
Keynote Fireside Chat: Advocating for Patient-centric Care
Dr. Alex Vesey, Scotland
Mr. Alex Vesey wouldn't settle for palliative care when it came to Nurse Practitioner Kay Smith. He is one of less than a handful of advanced endovascular specialists in Scotland. He and his team are opening the first hybrid lab in Scotland this winter to expand vascular care with a patient-centric team. He will discuss the evolution of vascular care through his career and the importance of finding a physician who is always learning new cutting-edge techniques to reduce the number of no-option patients.
Getting to the Heart of PAD and CAD
Michael Dansinger, MD
Director, Tufts Diabetes Reversal Program
Medical Director/Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Boston Heart Diagnostics
P.A.D and C.A.D. | What you need to know
The strong association between the two and critical tests you need to reduce the chance
of heart attack, stroke, and amputation
Dr. Raj Dave
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Three in five heart attack sufferers have P.A.D. but most don't know it until it's too late. Early testing is key to survival. Dr. Raj Dave will discuss the basics of C.A.D. and P.A.D., the association between the two, and critical tests to discuss with your doctor that will let you know if you are at risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation. He will also discuss the advances in the treatment of C.A.D. through intervention and critical questions to ask your doctor to determine if (s)he is on the cutting-edge of innovation.
Early Warning Signs of Vascular Issues | What Your Veins Tell You!
While it's important to know interventional and surgical treatment options are available for advanced stages of P.A.D., early diagnosis can help reduce your chance of ever needing it because pharmaceuticals and lifestyle options suffice for most patients. Dr. Ali Golshan and Dr. Raj Khalsa will discuss the early warning signs of vascular issues, superficial and deep venous disease, and how to talk to your doctor about them.
Who Treats P.A.D.?
When you are diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease, you might be referred to one of three practices trained in treating it: Vascular Surgeon, Interventional Cardiologist, and Interventional Radiologist. Physicians from each practice will discuss their background, the benefits and limitations of their training in how it relates to P.A.D.
Dr. Wande Pratt
Dr. Stephen Leschak
Hybrid Approaches to Treating P.A.D. | Combining Practices
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
Dr. Zarghouni treats most of his patients with P.A.D.-related artery narrowing and blockages using minimally invasive, endovascular techniques at his office-based lab. For more complex cases, he teams up with a Vascular Surgeon at a nearby hospital for hybrid approaches. He'll talk about the basics of the angiogram for endovascular procedures and when he uses minimally invasive techniques combined with invasive approaches in partnership with a vascular surgeon to effectively restore blood flow.
Advances in Endovascular and Surgical Approaches to Treating P.A.D.
Physicians have different tools and techniques that can vary based on practice, training, facility, and more. So, it's important for patients to understand available treatment options and the benefits/limitations of each to make an informed decision on care. Dr. Anahita Dua and Dr. Zola N'Dandu will discuss not only frontline treatment options including medicine and walking, as well as advanced endovascular and surgical options
Dr. Anahita Dua
Dr. Zola N'Dandu
Watch Dr. Yazan Khatib perform an angiogram on a patient with narrowed leg arteries - in real-time. Dr. Khatib and a panel of esteemed vascular specialists will explain each step in the process of restoring blood flow while demonstrating new tools and techniques more physicians are adopting to save life and limb. Patients will have the chance to ask questions along the way.
This is an opportunity patients have never had before now so don't miss it!
10am PT | 1pm ET
Dr. Yazan Khatib
LIVE CASE PANELISTS
Dr. Zola N'Dandu
P.A.D. Warrior Task Force
Dr. Anahita Dua
P.A.D. Warrior Task Warrior Task Force
Nurse Practitioner Kay Smith
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