Peripheral artery disease

peripheral arterial disease: A disorder of the arteries supplying the upper and lower extremity and the visceral organs. This includes the mesenteric arteries, the renal arteries and the aorta and excludes cerebrovascular arterial disease. Patients experience cramping and pain usually in the calves and thighs while walking. The symptoms subside with rest.

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 7098 2535 4563
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 3.27 2.06 4.85
Mean age at first event (years) 65.48 66.58 64.86
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 13.60 13.73 13.52

Longitudinal metrics

All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 2.0 2.0 2.0
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 56.40 53.37 58.08

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Peripheral artery disease
after Peripheral artery disease

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Peripheral artery disease