ArticlesCVI and PAD: A review of venous and arterial diseaseBahr, Carie PA-C, MPASAuthor Information EARN CATEGORY I CME CREDIT by reading this article and the article beginning on page 34 and successfully completing the posttest on page 43. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct. This material has been reviewed and is approved for 1 hour of clinical Category I (Preapproved) CME credit by the AAPA. The term of approval is for 1 year from the publication date of August 2007. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Describe the different pathophysiologic mechanisms for CVI and PAD • Outline the key signs and symptoms in order to develop a differential diagnosis • Define the role played by testing to help distinguish between the two conditions • Be knowledgeable about the medical and surgical treatment options Carie Bahr is a physician assistant with Cardiovascular Associates of Northern Wisconsin in Wausau. She has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article. DRUGS MENTIONED Aspirin Cilostazol (Pletal) Clopidogrel (Plavix) Pentoxifylline (Pentoxil, Trental) Sodium morrhuate (Morrhuate Sod) Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol) Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: August 2007 - Volume 20 - Issue 8 - p 20-27 Buy Take the CME Test Abstract Chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral arterial disease have similar symptoms. Here's what to look for to make the correct diagnosis. © 2007 American Academy of Physician Assistants.