New joint guideline highlights importance of coordinated care for peripheral artery disease

Timely diagnosis and proper management of peripheral artery disease (PAD), including coordinated care from a multispecialty team, are essential to help prevent amputation and other cardiovascular complications and to allow patients with PAD to live longer lives with better physical function and improved quality of life, according to a new joint guideline published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal Circulation and simultaneously in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.