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Disease Information : PAD : Treatment

PAD : Treatment

Treatment Options

Treatment options vary and depend on the overall health of the patient and the severity of the diagnosis. The physician should provide the patient with adequate information to help understand all options. The majority of intermittent claudication cases are treated without surgery. Multiple long term studies following a large number of patients with claudication demonstrated that only 1 out of 4 developed worsening symptoms. It also found that only 1 out of 20 patients would require an amputation. A treatment plan involves lifestyle changes and one or more of the following:

Peripheral Arterial Disease section was last modified: December 21, 2010 - 06:12 pm

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