The Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Vascular Disease.

BACKGROUND In peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), arterial stenosis or occlusion impairs perfusion in the territory of the distal portion of the aorta and the iliac and leg arteries. In Germany, the prevalence of PAOD rises with age, reaching 20% among persons over age 70. METHODS This guideline was prepared by a collaboration of 22 medical… (More)