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Other Treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Most treatments for
peripheral artery disease
(PAD) are directed at slowing the progression of the atherosclerosis that causes the disease. The first line of treatment is often directed at treating the underlying causes, including
high blood pressure
, diabetes, blood fat disorders,
, sedentary lifestyle, and
Specific treatments for PAD include lifestyle changes, medications, and invasive procedures.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 20, 2016. Accessed June 13, 2016
Prevention and treatment of PAD. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/PeripheralArteryDisease/Prevention-and-Treatment-of-PAD%5FUCM%5F301308%5FArticle.jsp#.V17CO-RuO84. Updated April 6, 2016. Accessed June 13, 2016.