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Heart Disease Medications Underused Among Hispanic/Latino Populations with PAD


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Recommended medications for peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease are underused among Hispanic and Latino people, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.


Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, causes the arteries, which flow away from the heart, to narrow due to the buildup of plaque, and previous research suggests approximately 8.5 million Americans have PAD. The most common symptom of PAD is pain or tiredness in the legs while walking that goes away with rest. In ...