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CDC - Preventing Chronic Disease: Volume 9, 2012: 11_0196

CDC  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Public access defibrillation  PAD 

Public access defibrillation (PAD) policies have been enacted to create programs that increase the public availability of these devices. The objective of this study was to describe each state’s legal requirements for recommended PAD program elements.

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Peripheral Artery Disease - Causes

foot care  PAD  peripheral artery disease  Ankle-brachial index  Peripheral vascular disease  Critical limb ischemia  Acute limb ischemia  Claudication  Leg amputation  Gangrene  Leg pain with exercise 

Atherosclerosis is the main cause of PAD. Plaque buildup in the arteries is called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up on the inner lining of arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, fibrous tissue, and calcium. In PAD, plaque may reduce or fully block the flow of oxygen-rich blood through arteries to the body’s vital organs and the limbs.

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