Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


February 22, 2023

Smoking and diabetes are the strongest risk factors for PAD, with odds ratios of 2.1 and 1.7, respectively. Smoking has been shown to be a risk factor for symptomatic PAD, and cessation of smoking may reduce the risk. Other risk factors for the development of PAD include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, family history, sedentary lifestyle, and chronic kidney disease.

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