Health
12:24 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

KU School of Medicine-Wichita Seeks Study Subjects

The KU School of Medicine in Wichita is looking for people to take part in a study of poor leg circulation.

The study is focused on Peripheral Arterial Disease, a condition that typically clogs the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet. It often causes pain or discomfort in the legs when walking. 

People with poor leg circulation have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation.

African Americans are twice as likely as the rest of the population to suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Dr. Tracie Collins is looking for African Americans with low levels of physical activity, who experience pain and discomfort when walking. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort. 

The five-year study began in 2010. It's funded by the National Institutes of Health. Anyone interested should call the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.