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Research Article: Lower Extremity Peripherals Arterial Disease Treatment

Wilbert S. Aronow*

In patients with PAD, smoking should be stopped and hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus treated. Patients with PAD should be treated with atorvastatin 40 mg to 80 mg daily or rosuvastatin 20 to 40 mg daily.

ntiplatelet drugs such as aspirin or clopidogrel and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors should be given .Beta blockers should be given if coronary artery disease, especially prior myocardial infarction, s present unless contraindicated. Cilostazol improves exercise time until intermittent claudication. Exercise rehabilitation programs should be used. Indications for lower extremity percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or bypass surgery are 1) incapacitating claudication in patients interfering with work or lifestyle; 2) limb salvage in patientss with limb-threatening ischemia as manifested by rest pain, nonhealing ulcers, and/or infection or gangrene; and 3) vasculogenic impotence.

Cite this Article: Aronow WS. Lower Extremity Peripherals Arterial Disease Treatment. SRL Vasc Med. 2016;1(1): 001-006.

Published: 04 January 2016

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