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Peripheral artery disease: current diagnosis and management

March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27(suppl 1):S9–S14 doi:10.5837/bjc2020.s03

Peripheral artery disease: current diagnosis and management

Jeffrey A Marbach, Aws S Almufleh, Derek So, Aun-Yeong Chong

Abstract

Introduction Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to all arterial disease outside of the coronary arteries and the aorta.1 It is estimated that over 200 million individuals are living with PAD globally.2,3 In the Western world, one in five adults over the age of 75 has PAD, including over 40 million Europeans.3-6 Though the prevalence of PAD is already at endemic levels worldwide, ageing populations and the increasing burden of chronic disease (i.e. hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking) will contribute to further increases in the incidence and prevalence of PAD in the coming decades.2,3 As a consequence, PAD is the third

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