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What causes arterial occlusive disease?

Richard Scherczinger, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Arterial occlusive disease or peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) results either from a blockage due to atherosclerotic or inflammatory processes, or from thrombus (blood clot) formation (usually associated with underlying atherosclerotic disease).

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