Diet modification and smoking cessation will help improve the health of patients with PAD. Regular walking over time can result in significant improvement and pain relief. Most patients with PAD should be commenced on antiplatelet therapy and a statin.
There are a number of options to improve leg circulation. Before the procedure the patients details are discussed in a multi-disciplinary meeting. Procedures offered include minimally invasive interventions like balloon angioplasty and stenting. In some circumstances open operations are required like femoral bypass surgery. Regardless of the procedure performed all patients should be followed-up to ensure best long-term results.