The evolving treatment of peripheral arterial disease through guideline-directed recommendations

Ramez Morcos, Boshra Louka, Andrew Tseng, Sanjay Misra, Robert McBane, Heidi Esser, Fadi Shamoun

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) refers to partial or complete occlusion of one or more non-coronary arteries that leads to compromised blood flow and ischemia. Numerous processes are involved in arterial stenosis, however, atherosclerosis remains the most common etiology. PAD constitutes a major health economic problem, and it is estimated that over 200 million people around the world suffer from PAD, with at least 20% having some degree of claudication. The purpose of this review is to compare and contrast the guidelines on PAD published in 2005, 2011 and 2016 in terms of new recommendations and level of evidence for practicing clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • Ankle brachial index
  • Claudication
  • Guidelines
  • Peripheral arterial disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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