What are the approach consideration in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Everett Stephens, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Therapeutic recommendations include single-agent antiplatelet agents for prevention of cardiovascular events in patients wth asymptomatic and symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD). [2] These medications should be used in conjunction with efforts to reduce risk factors, including smoking cessation and exercise therapy. [16]


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