Peripheral Arterial Disease PAD Top 10 Priorities (priority setting in association with the JLA)
A workshop was held on 14th May 2021 to bring together patients and healthcare professionals to jointly agree a priority list for PAD research. The results were as follows:
- What can be done to improve outcomes in patients with severe circulation problems to their legs?
- What is the optimal exercise prescription for patients with poor circulation to the legs? How can we improve provision and access to exercise programs?
- How can we diagnose patients with poor circulation to their legs earlier and better? Would this make a difference in the long term?
- How can we educate other doctors and health care workers so that they gain a better understanding of the consequences of a diagnosis of poor circulation to the legs?
- How can we help educate better those patients who have poor circulation to their legs?
- How can we make it easier for patients to get help for this problem (poor circulation to the legs)?
- What are the best ways to reduce the leg pain symptoms seen with patients with poor leg circulation without performing an operation?
- How can we slow down any progression of symptoms in those patients with poor circulation to their legs?
- How can we stop patients getting poor circulation to their legs?
- How can we reduce cardiovascular risk in PAD patients?
The following questions were also discussed and put in order of priority at the workshop:
- How can we make sure that operations to improve blood flow to the legs of people with poor circulation work for a long period of time?
- What are the best operations to perform to improve the blood flow to the legs of people with poor circulation?