Lower extremity arterial disease published on 14 06 2015 by admin filed under surgery the management of lower extremity peripheral artery disease pad represents one of the most challenging problems for the vascular specialist the drug evaluation in atherosclerotic vascular disease in diabetics david . Gerhard herman md et al 2016 aha acc guideline on the management of patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease executive summary journal of the american college of cardiology american heart association task force on clinical practice guidelines. Lower extremity pad often called peripheral vascular disease or pvd is a condition that develops when the arteries in the legs and feet become narrowed or blocked by an accumulation of a fatty substance called plaque which builds up on the inside walls of the arteries. Lower extremity arterial disease lead is one of the manifestations of systemic atherosclerosis 2017 esc guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial diseases in collaboration with the european society for vascular surgery esvs document covering atherosclerotic disease of extracranial carotid and vertebral . Vascular diseases of the lower extremity peripheral arterial disease pad smoking diabetes obesity high blood pressure high cholesterol age 50 and a family history of pad smoking is by farina of the greatest risk factors in developing pad stopping smoking can help to prevent the disease
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