2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

Year Released: 2016

Societies: American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association

Collaborations: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society for Vascular Medicine, Society for Vascular Nursing, Society for Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

Update Info: Supersedes relevant recommendations from the 2005 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease and the 2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Guideline Documents:
Gerhard-Herman MD, et al. Circulation. 2016;doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000471.
Gerhard-Herman MD, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016; 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.007.

Healio/Cardiology News Coverage:
New guidelines emphasize medical therapy, structured exercise for patients with PAD