What are the signs and symptoms of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD)?

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: Josefina A Dominguez, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Intermittent claudication typically causes pain that occurs with physical activity. Other signs and symptoms associated with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) include the following:

  • Pain is reproducible within same muscle groups; pain ceases with a resting period of 2-5 minutes
  • The most common location of arterial lesions is the distal superficial femoral artery, which corresponds to claudication in the calf muscle area
  • Thigh/buttock muscle claudication predominates, with atherosclerosis distributed throughout the aortoiliac area

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