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Other Names for Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease
  • Claudication (klaw-dih-KA-shen)
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Leg cramps from poor circulation
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Poor circulation
  • Vascular disease
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Peripheral Arterial Disease Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Peripheral Arterial Disease, visit

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