How is claudication treated in peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Josefina A Dominguez, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Treatment of claudication is medical, [12] except in severe cases. The goal of medical management of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is to impede the progression of the disease. This may include both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures. For patients in whom medical and exercise therapy fail or those who have lifestyle-limiting claudication symptoms, surgical treatment options are the next line of therapy.


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