Health Disparities in Peripheral Artery Disease

Published: June 15, 2023

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  • Peripheral artery disease affects over 12 million Americans and significantly impacts the quality of life as it carries the potential for a loss of limb, and presents high mortality risk, particularly with advanced disease.
  • In the United States, certain demographic groups experience higher prevalence and clinical impact of peripheral artery disease.
  • This scientific statement addresses disparities in PAD with attention drawn to epidemiology, medical management, interventional outcomes, and the interplay between social determinants of health and the development of the disease.