Nothing peripheral about this artery disease
Guidelines put the spotlight on the consequences of peripheral artery disease.
If ever a disease deserved a splashy new name, peripheral artery disease is it. "Peripheral" smacks of something on the sidelines. Nothing could be further from the truth. Peripheral artery disease affects at least 12 million Americans, more than heart disease and stroke combined. It kills some, maims others, and makes life disagreeable or unbearable for countless more.