What is the clinical manifestation of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Wanda L Rivera-Bou, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common manifestation of atherosclerosis and may present as an obstruction of arterial blood flow to an extremity. The clinical manifestation of acute arterial occlusion will vary, depending on the location of the obstruction and the extent of collateral circulation.


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