Early diagnosis and referral are key to avoiding long-term complications.1 Collaboration between referring physicians and vascular specialists is crucial to facilitating a smooth referral process and improving patient outcomes2,3
Patients diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are likely to be concerned about their condition and will want to learn all they can about PAD and how it may affect them. PAD is a common disease affecting over 236 million people worldwide4 and presents in 15-20% of people >70 years of age.5
PAD is the presence of atherosclerotic arteries in the lower limbs, which leads to a reduction in blood flow to the extremities.6,7 PAD is associated with significant morbidity and mortality:
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