Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is similar to coronary artery disease in that both conditions are caused by atherosclerosis that narrows and blocks arteries. Atherosclerosis affects up to 10% of the Western population older than 65 years. PAD involves the narrowing of peripheral arteries in the arms, legs, stomach, and head. Individuals with PAD have a higher risk for coronary artery disease and stroke. If left untreated, PAD may result in complications such as gangrene and subsequent amputation. Although many individuals live with significant degrees of PAD, the condition can suddenly become life-threatening and necessitate emergency intervention.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali. Fast Five Quiz: Refresh Your Knowledge of Key Aspects of Peripheral Artery Disease - Medscape - Jul 05, 2018.