Stopping the wave of PADBrazziel, Tracy MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Cox, Lindsie MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Drury, Christa MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Guerra, Maria MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDENurse Practitioner: November 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 11 - p 28–33 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000406484.52134.83 Feature: ATHEROSCLEROTIC DISEASE: CE Connection Abstract Author Information Abstract Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has a substantial impact on individual quality of life and is a significant financial burden to society. It is underdiagnosed, and therefore, undertreated. Early detection and treatment is essential to prevent increases in morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this article is to review evidence-based articles regarding prevalence, screening, diagnosis, and management of PAD. Author Information Tracy Brazziel is a Clinical Coordinator at Capitol Anesthesiology Association, Austin, Tex. Lindsie Cox is an NP in Internal Medicine at Austin Primary Care Physicians, Austin, Tex. Christa Drury is an NP in Family Practice at CommUnityCare Clinic, Austin, Tex. Maria G. Guerra is an NP in Family Practice/Diabetes Education & Management at Seton McCarthy Community Health Center, Austin, Tex. The authors and editorial planners have disclosed no financial relationships pertaining to this article. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.