Table 17Medical therapies of peripheral arterial disease

  • ▪ Stop smoking.
  • ▪ Achieve ideal body weight.
  • ▪ Engage in structured exercise program.
  • ▪ Achieve goal blood pressure.
  • ▪ Control lipids (goal: low-density lipoprotein <100 mg/dL).
  • ▪ Prevent or control diabetes.
  • ▪ Administer antiplatelet therapy (aspirin, clopidogrel, or both).
  • ▪ Consider use of Cilostazol for symptoms of claudication if exercise alone is ineffective.

From: Special Situations in Hypertension Management

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