Endovascular treatment utilising angiography, wires, stents or balloons, targets any narrowing or blockages to restore blood flow.
Sometime the most durable treatment options is a surgical bypass to re-route blood via graft around long or complex blockages to allow better blood flow to the feet.
A non-operative strategy proven to increase your walking distance, a supervised exercise program may provide you with benefits to regain your function and independence.
Only a minority of patients with PAD will be at risk of losing their leg. Most commonly, the consequences of PAD is lifestyle limiting. Careful supervision by your vascular surgeon will put you in the ideal position to optimally manage your PAD.
There are a number of medications which can be helpful in managing your PAD. Your specialist can advise you on the best combination for your needs.
PAD is a chronic condition and even after successful treatment, careful surveillance and ongoing management will be required.