Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease of the Lower Extremities

Publication Date: March 2, 2015
Last Updated: September 2, 2022

Diagnosis

Table 1. Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

The SVS recommends using the ABI as the first-line noninvasive test to establish a diagnosis of PAD in individuals with symptoms or signs suggestive of disease. When the ABI is borderline or normal (>0.9) and symptoms of claudication are suggestive, the SVS recommends an exercise ABI. ( S , A )
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Treatment

Table 3. Management of Asymptomatic Disease

The SVS recommends multidisciplinary comprehensive smoking cessation interventions for patients with asymptomatic PAD who use tobacco (repeatedly until tobacco use has stopped). ( S , A )
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Overview

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Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease of the Lower Extremities

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