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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a progressive, systemic disease resulting from the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the peripheral arteries, causing stenosis and occlusion.1 PAD is often asymptomatic, but severe vascular obstruction can lead to limb ischaemia requiring amputation.1 Despite receiving treatment involving antiplatelet therapy and lifestyle changes, patients with PAD are still at high risk of thrombotic events.2
An overview of peripheral artery disease pathogenesis,
epidemiology and management.
An overview of peripheral artery disease