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Reducing Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

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Main Page | Risk Factors | Symptoms | Diagnosis | Treatment | Screening | Reducing Your Risk | Talking to Your Doctor | Living With PAD | Resource Guide

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by atherosclerosis , which is a progressive condition. The same lifestyle changes used to manage PAD are also effective tools to prevent it. The following practices may help prevent peripheral artery disease:

 

References:

  • Braunwald E, Fauci AS, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 16th ed. McGraw-Hill Professional; 2004.
  • Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology website. Available at: http://www.sirweb.org/ .
  • Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 2nd ed. W.B. Saunders; 2003.

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