Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.)
Frequently Asked Questions
10. Where can I learn about P.A.D. research ?
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) supports research aimed at learning more about peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). For example, NHLBI-supported research on P.A.D. includes studies that explore
- ways to increase physical activity and its benefits in people who have P.A.D., such as motivational interviewing or taking nutritional supplements
- the effectiveness of certain types of cells to improve or increase blood flow or activity level in people who have P.A.D.
- the causes of atherosclerosis
- the effect of short sleep duration on cardiovascular function
Much of this research depends on the willingness of volunteers to take part in clinical trials. Clinical trials test new ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat various diseases and conditions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health.
For more information about clinical trials related to P.A.D., talk with your doctor. You also can visit the following Web sites to learn more about clinical research and to search for clinical trials.