Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


February 22, 2022

According to the 2022 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care, the initial evaluation for PAD should include an assessment of the pedal pulses as well as a history of decreased walking speed, leg fatigue, and claudication. Ankle-brachial index testing is indicated in patients with symptoms or signs of PAD. Skin perfusion pressure (≥ 40 mm Hg), toe pressure (≥ 30 mm Hg), and/or transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2 ≥ 25 mm Hg) are tests that should be performed in patients with a diabetic foot ulcer and PAD.

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