Peripheral Arterial Disease
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What Causes PAD
Atherosclerosis is most common cause of PAD but other causes are well recognized and need to be kept in mind in suspected PAD patients.
Atherosclerosis commonly called as atherosclerotic arterial disease- most common cause of PAD.
Fibromuscular dysplasia-non atherosclerotic and non-inflammatory conditions more commonly seen in women
Inflammation of arteries mostly called Vasculitis
Buerger's Disease, commonly seen in relatively young men with history of smoking.
Arterial entrapment more common in calf due to Popliteal arterial entrapment syndrome.
Endofibrosis- most commonly seen in competitive runners or bicyclists.
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