Atherosclerotic Peripheral Artery Disease: Clinical Management

  • Tariq Salman
  • Conner O’Keefe
  • Robert S. DieterEmail author
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The diagnosis of atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is often overlooked because the vast majority of patients are either asymptomatic or have atypical symptoms (Anderson JL et al., Circulation 127:1425–1443, 2013; Hirsch AT et al., JAMA 286(11):1317–1324, 2001a). Furthermore, even when atherosclerotic PAD is appropriately diagnosed, these patients are still consistently undertreated (Hirsch AT et al., Vasc Med 6(Suppl 3):9–12, 2001b). In an era when there remains a discordance between the implications of a disease process and the attention that is given to it, familiarity with the diagnostic modalities and treatment strategies cannot be underemphasized. The following chapter will be a comprehensive review of both the diagnosis and medical management of atherosclerotic PAD.


Compute Tomography Angiography Magnetic Resonance Angiography Peripheral Arterial Disease Critical Limb Ischemia United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tariq Salman
    • 3
  • Conner O’Keefe
    • 3
  • Robert S. Dieter
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Associate Professor of MedicineLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.Hines VA Medical CenterHinesUSA
  3. 3.Stritch School of MedicineLoyola University Medical Center, CardiologyMaywoodUSA

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