Podiatrists: First Responders for Vascular Disease
Many are aware of the risk factors of heart disease. However, fewer are aware that the blockages that can cause heart disease affect more than coronary arteries—they can also affect other arteries throughout your body. This condition is called vascular disease. Signs and symptoms for vascular disease often first appear in your feet.
Luckily, today's podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to diagnose vascular disease based on their education, training, and experience.
Learn more about your risk for vascular disease with APMA's new "Podiatrists: First Responders For Vascular Disease" campaign. A suite of patient education materials are available, including a poster, customizable newsletter, and videos.
If you have a suspicious spot on your foot or ankle and are at risk for vascular disease, make an appointment with a podiatrist near you!
- An Overview
What is peripheral arterial disease?
- Learn the Signs of Vascular Ulcers
Vascular disease can commonly appear in the form of an ulcer. Learn the different signs and symptoms of each one.
- Vascular Disease and Your Feet
This video helps you understand vascular disease and its relationship to your feet.
- What's Your Risk?
Find out if you are at risk for vascular disease by taking this short quiz!
- Becoming a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Learn more about the exciting careers available in podiatric medicine.
- Join the Conversation
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn to hear more about topics related to foot health year-round.
For APMA Members
- Digital Toolkit
Download a digital toolkit with customizable campaign materials to use in your state.
- Special Edition Footprints
Download the new special edition of APMA's member-to-patient newsletter.
- Order a FREE Poster for Your Office
APMA members can request a free "Podiatrists: First Responders for Vascular Disease" campaign poster.
- Educational Brochures
Our Promote Your Practice resource page includes a digital educational brochure on peripheral arterial disease.
- Surveys and Studies
APMA has commissioned several studies related to foot health. Share notable statistics in media interviews and on social media.
- Journal Articles
Search JAPMA Online for the latest research in podiatric sports medicine.
- Podiatric Medicine at The National
The APMA 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National), July 27–30 in Nashville, TN, featured many lectures covering vascular disease, including "Critical Limb Ischemia" during the Limb Preservation track, a PVD/PVA breakfast symposium, and all topics within the Vascular Diseases: Interventional Radiology Perspectives track.