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Reducing Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by atherosclerosis , which is a progressive condition. The same lifestyle changes used to manage PAD are also effective tools to prevent it. The following practices may help prevent peripheral artery disease:

References

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Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology website. Available at: http://www.sirweb.org/.
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