Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

Publication Date: November 13, 2016
Last Updated: December 16, 2022

Diagnosis

Table 4. History and Physical Examination

Patients at increased risk of PAD (Table 2) should undergo a comprehensive medical history and a review of symptoms to assess for exertional leg symptoms, including claudication or other walking impairment, ischemic rest pain, and nonhealing wounds. (I, B-NR)
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Treatment

Table 11. Antiplatelet Agents

Antiplatelet therapy with aspirin alone (range 75–325 mg per day) or clopidogrel alone (75 mg per day) is recommended to reduce MI, stroke, and vascular death in patients with symptomatic PAD. (I, A)
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Overview

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Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

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