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atherosclerotic disease, management of occlusive PAD, peripheral arterial disease



  1. Brazziel, Tracy MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  2. Cox, Lindsie MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  3. Drury, Christa MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  4. Guerra, Maria MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDE


Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has a substantial impact on individual quality of life and is a significant financial burden to society. It is underdiagnosed, and therefore, undertreated. Early detection and treatment is essential to prevent increases in morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this article is to review evidence-based articles regarding prevalence, screening, diagnosis, and management of PAD.