Additional Professional Resources

Webcast: Ankle–Brachial Index for Assessment of Peripheral Artery Disease: From Videos in Clinical Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine (November 2009)

AHA Conference Proceedings: Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease Symposium II: Executive Summary

Watch a video of the ABI:

The Ankle-brachial Index (ABI) Examination for peripheral artery disease.
Watch now on YouTube.

The PAD Atlas:

Developed in partnership with the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), the PAD Atlas is a database that maps by zip code PAD prevalence down to the street level. Researchers, patient advocacy groups, legislators and allied health professionals can use the PAD Atlas to identify prevalence of PAD at the national, state, and local levels to direct educational resources where they are needed most.

To access the PAD Atlas, visit

Patient Education Resources Available from Member Organizations

PCNA Forms: Practical Information for your Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic- Medical Evaluation Forms, Assessment Tools, and Educational Material: Contains PDF templates of clinical forms and patient handouts that can be used in CVD risk reduction practice. These forms may be personalized with patient and clinic/provider information and can be integrated into a patient’s medical record. This tool includes patient assessment forms, contracts, flow charts, follow-up plans & tools, patient-education materials, and a list of online resources. Forms are available (free of charge) online at

Cardiology Patient Page on Peripheral Arterial Disease:  Published in Circulation 2005;111:e169-e172. Click here to view.

Foot Health Brochures. Click here to get order information and a listing of patient education brochures on a variety of topics related to foot health from the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Treating Peripheral Vascular Disease. Brochure from the Society of Interventional Radiology. For order information, click here.

Legs for Life brochure series from the Society of Interventional Radiology. Topics include Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, What You Should Know about Peripheral Arterial Disease and Treating Peripheral Vascular Disease. For order information, click here.