Katarína Dostálová, Štefánia Moricová
The management of the patient with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is based on precise diagnosis, assessment of risk factors, co-existing artery diseases in other sites and other comorbidities. A patient with PAD has multiple atherosclerotic changes in several segments and this fact predisposes him to increased occurrence of cardiovascular events. Modification of risk factors seems to be inevitable basis of management. The patient with claudication benefits from exercise rehabilitation. Drug therapy may reduce symptoms but level of evidence to support their use is varying. Every patient with PAD should be carefully observed not to waste a right moment for revascularization.