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Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of PAD but other causes are well recognized and need to be kept in mind in suspected PAD patients. PAD carries a significant morbidity and mortality and is a leading cause of surgical amputations.
The PAD-peripheral arterial disease is a multifactorial disease and usually, multiple factors come in to play. A few of them can be modified like weight, cholesterol control & smoking. Rest cannot be modified like age, race & gender.
Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of PAD but other causes are well recognized and need to be kept in mind in suspected PAD patients.
TREATMENT OF PAD WITHOUT SURGERY
Nearly 90% of PAD patients can be stabilized avoiding the need for surgery or intervention if appropriate care is started early and patient follows the medical instructions and is on appropriate medications.