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Peripheral arterial disease: diagnosis and management - NICE guideline

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in people aged 18 and over and aims to resolve uncertainty and variation around rapid changes in diagnostic methods, endovascular treatments and vascular services associated with new specialties in surgery and interventional radiology has resulted in considerable uncertainty and variation in practice. 


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Adults, and their families and carers

Related publications

  • Bermingham SL, Sparrow K, Mullis R, Fox M, Shearman C, Bradbury A et al. The cost-effectiveness of supervised exercise for the treatment of intermittent claudication. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery. 2013; 46(6):707-714
  • Bermingham SL, Hodgkinson S, Wright S, Hayter.E., Spinks J, Pellowe C. Intermittent self catheterisation with hydrophilic, gel reservoir, and non-coated catheters: a systematic review and cost effectiveness analysis. BMJ. 2013; 346:e8639
  • Layden J, Michaels J, Bermingham S, Higgins B, Guideline Development G. Diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease: summary of NICE guidance. BMJ. 2012; 345:e4947