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September 6, 2007 – No. 13

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Peripheral arterial disease:
Little respect for a serious illness
With the help of medication and lifestyle changes, Leroy Tyler can continue walking without pain.

Their lives couldn’t be more different.

One is a vascular surgeon and works at Massachusetts General Hospital as director of the vascular surgery research laboratory.

The other is a retired Chelsea police officer and former truck driver.

They met about six years ago.

For Dr. Michael T. Watkins, his relationship with Leroy Tyler personified his goal back in medical school to go beyond simply providing a treatment to actually establishing a bond with a patient. Full story

Sarah Jones
A pain in the leg

It all became painfully clear to Andrew Johnson after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery ten years ago.

As part of his rehabilitation, his doctors recommended regular exercise. As a retired military man, Johnson was no stranger to walking. Full story


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September is National PAD Awareness Month

A closer look


Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a cardiovascular condition caused by atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in the arteries outside of the heart. Full story

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Risk Factors click here

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