Guest: Associate Professor Chris Askew
Presenter: Tabetha Moreto
Guest Bio: Associate Professor Chris Askew is a Senior Research Fellow and leader of the VasoActive research group at the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. He is an accredited exercise physiologist with a particular interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic age-related cardiovascular conditions. Much of his group’s work has focused on the acute and chronic physiological effects of ischaemia, and how these relate to the mechanisms of exercise intolerance in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). He has published a number of clinical studies investigating the effects of exercise rehabilitation, dietary interventions and drug therapies in PAD, and these studies are underpinned by experimental investigations of muscle fatigue, limb blood flow, vascular function, and angiogenesis. Chris is a past President and Board member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), and he is currently Chair of the ESSA Professional Standards Advisory Council.
Segment Overview: In this segment, Associate Professor Chris Askew from University of the Sunshine Coast joins the program to discuss about a lesser known cardiovascular disease called peripheral artery disease (PAD) which is dubbed “the Cinderella disease” or Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases. He talks about the symptoms, causes and the available treatments for this particular condition.