Peripheral Arterial Disease

Publication Date: 2017

Chairperson: Victor Aboyans & Jean-Baptiste Ricco

Peripheral arterial diseases, Carotid artery disease, Vertebral artery disease, Upper extremity artery disease, Mesenteric artery disease, Renal artery disease, Lower extremity artery disease, Multisite artery disease

Pocket Guidelines on Peripheral Arterial Disease


2017 ESC Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases, in collaboration with the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS): Document covering atherosclerotic disease of extracranial carotid and vertebral, mesenteric, renal, upper and lower extremity arteries Endorsed by: the European Stroke Organization (ESO) The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)


„In 2011, the ESC published its first Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Arterial Diseases. This publication filled an important gap within the ESC Guidelines documents compendium. Meanwhile, the ESVS released on a regular basis several guidelines documents on the management of specific localizations of arterial diseases.

Both societies emphasized the need for multidisciplinary management of these patients. When the decision was made to update these guidelines, it appeared obvious that a combination of efforts from both societies would provide the most comprehensive single document, providing updated guidelines on peripheral arterial diseases (PADs) for clinicians.”