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Varicose veins and peripheral artery disease (PAD) are common blood vessel disorders. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, cardiovascular disease specialist Dr. Thom Rooke explains the differences between the two - and why PAD is a sign of a serious condition. Also on the program, the Patient Revolution Project is helping patients and caregivers get more out of their time together. Project creative director Maggie Breslin and Dr. Victor Montori, project medical director, offer advice on becoming a proactive patient. And pediatrician and sleep disorders specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal discusses restless legs syndrome.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Wearing compression stockings is often the first approach to try before moving to other treatments for varicose veins.
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