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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) occurs when the arteries are blocked by atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol plaques block arteries (Grossman & Porth, 2014). PAD causes a narrowing of the arterial lumen that leads to impaired blood flow to the lower extremities (Ferri, 2018). It mostly occurs in the lower extremities and is sometimes referred to as arteriosclerosis obliterans (Grossman & Porth, 2014).

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Peripheral Artery Disease 外周动脉疾病

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs in the lower extremities when there is a build up of plague in the arteries which leads of narrowing of the arteries. This is also referred to as atherosclerosis. PAD affects both men and women equally and affects about 8.5 million Americans in the United States every year (CDC, 2016). It is also more common in the Hispanic population compared to Caucasians (CDC, 2016).

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