Risk Factors for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Certain Medical Conditions
- Being overweight
- Sedentary living
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of lower extremities. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated August 3, 2013. Accessed August 8, 2013.
Understanding your risk for PAD. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/PeripheralArteryDisease/Understand-Your-Risk-for-PAD%5FUCM%5F301304%5FArticle.jsp . Updated August 17, 2012. Accessed August 8, 2013.
Who is at risk for peripheral arterial disease? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pad/atrisk.html . Updated April 1, 2011. Accessed August 8, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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