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University Of Michigan Doctor Urging More Attention For Peripeheral Artery Disease

University of Michigan Health System
University of Michigan Health System

Doctor Elizabeth Jackson wants your physician to focus on artery issues beyond hearth disease. She is University of Michigan Women's Heart Program Director and an advocate for early detection of Peripheral Artery Disease. 

A recent study of over 12-thousand patients in Michigan shows that minimally invasive procedures can effectively treat PAD.  Doctor Jackson points out the high success rates of intervention, with succesful outcomes 91.2 percent of the time for women, and 89.1 percent for men.

According to Jackson, women are generally older and have more severe symptoms before being diagnosed. She hopes more study will be conducted to help identify why the age gap occurs that, she says, will help doctors treat P-A-D earlier and more effectively in both men and women.
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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him


Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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