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Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Taisei Kobayashi
  • Jay Giri
  • Emile R. MohlerIIIEmail author
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Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Abstract

For the purposes of this chapter, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) refers to the development and progression of atherosclerotic disease in the arteries of the lower extremities. A broader definition of peripheral arterial disease would encompass the aorta and all its major visceral branches (carotid arteries, mesenteric arteries, renal arteries, and extremity arteries). This chapter will not cover therapeutic considerations related to disease in each of these arterial beds.

Keywords

Amputation Angioplasty Atherosclerosis Bypass surgery Claudication Gangrene 

Abbreviations

ABI

Ankle-brachial index

ACC

American College of Cardiology

ACE

Angiotensin-converting enzyme

AHA

American Heart Association

CLI

Critical limb ischemia

CTA

Computed tomographic angiography

Hgb A1c

Hemoglobin A1c

LDL

Low-density lipoprotein

MRA

Magnetic resonance angiography

PAD

Peripheral arterial disease

TASC-II

Trans-Atlantic Intersociety Consensus Working Group

TBI

Toe-brachial index

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taisei Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Jay Giri
    • 1
  • Emile R. MohlerIII
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Vascular MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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