Peripheral artery obstructive disease

arteriopatia ostruttiva periferica

Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease, able to affect all the arteries of our body. This pathology cause stenosis of the lower limbs arteries in 4-12% of the population aged between 55 and 70 years.

Peripheral obstructive arteriopathy, if untreated, can evolve, resulting in critical chronic ischemia, exposing the patient to a high risk of amputation and mortality.

Identifying and treating this fearsome clinical problem at its early stages is the best strategy to minimize the risk of amputation.