Peripheral Arterial Disease: Morbidity and Mortality Implications

@article{Golomb2006PeripheralAD,
  title={Peripheral Arterial Disease: Morbidity and Mortality Implications},
  author={Beatrice Alexandra Golomb and Tram T. Dang and Michael H. Criqui},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={114},
  pages={688-699}
}
Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) refers to a range of non-coronary arterial vascular syndromes with progressive stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysmal dilation, most commonly affecting the lower extremity. Lower extremity PAD involves occlusive disease of the aorta, iliac, femoral, and more distal arteries. Patients with PAD typically carry a substantial burden of systemic atherosclerotic disease. Like other manifestations of atherosclerosis, the prevalence of PAD is related to… 

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