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2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) of the lower extremities involves arteries in the legs that are blocked by atherosclerosis. PAD is a serious medical condition affecting 8.5 million Americans by age 40, and over 200 million people worldwide.
  • Risk factors for PAD include older age, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and family history of PAD.
  • Early diagnosis by healthcare providers facilitates early treatment that improves blood flow to the legs including exercise, medical drug therapy and revascularization.
Read the full article in Circulation

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