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OLD TECHNOLOGY HELPS FIND NEW TEST FOR LEG ARTERY DISEASE

June 8, 2006
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Between 8 and 12 million Americans are affected by peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, where the arteries that bring blood to the legs are blocked by atherosclerotic plaque. The incidence of PAD is expected to rise in coming decades as the population ages, one reason it's vital to develop new methods to diagnose the severity of PAD and develop new drugs to treat it.
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