Recognizing The Damaging Impact Of PAD

A recent Lancet report noted that in 2010, 202 million people worldwide had peripheral artery disease (PAD).1 Consider the following statistics about PAD and related complications.2

• Those who smoke are two to three times more likely to have lower extremity PAD.
• Patients with PAD are four to five times more likely to suffer a transient ischemic attack or stroke.
• Those with PAD are two to six times more likely to die from coronary heart disease.

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