Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove presents “Treating Peripheral Artery Disease & Other Vascular Issues” at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, on its campus, 4586 Forsythia Way, in Ooltewah.
Chris LeSar, MD, and Joe Coatti, MD, vascular surgeons with Vascular Institute of Chattanooga, will provide educational and lifesaving information on vascular illnesses that can affect the lack of blood flow to the legs, arms, and head. The free session will be moderated by Julie Edwards, host of 3 Plus You on WRCB-TV 3.
“PAD is largely under-recognized, and amputation rates associated with this disease remain unnecessarily high,” said Dr. LeSar. “We will encourage everyone to be proactive in their own leg health by knowing the risk factors and classic warning signs.”
The southeastern area of the United States has the highest amputation rates in the country, according to date from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Many of these amputations could have been prevented with proper education and alternative treatment plans, which result in patients having better health, more active lifestyles, and longer life spans.
During the free event attendees will hear about recognizing vascular disease signs and symptoms, facts on how to reduce stroke risks factors, and how to measure “FLOW – Feeling of pain, Loss of sensation, Open sore that won’t heal, Weakness when walking).
For more information or to RSVP, call 423-396-5100