Diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease: summary of NICE guidance

  title={Diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease: summary of NICE guidance},
  author={Jennifer E. Layden and Jonathan Anthony Michaels and Sarah L Bermingham and Bernard Higgins},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Lower limb peripheral arterial disease (referred to as peripheral arterial disease in this summary) is common, affecting 3% to 7% of people in the general population and 20% of people over the age of 75.1 It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and severely limits people’s functional capacity and quality of life. Peripheral arterial disease is often asymptomatic, but when it is symptomatic the most common presentation is intermittent claudication (pain… 

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