Can you tell me if there are support group for people with peripheral arterial disease?

Yes. The most official resource for patients with vascular disease is the society of vascular surgery's website: www.Vascularweb.Org.
Yes. Try https://www.Inspire.Com/conditions/peripheral-arterial-disease-pad/.

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Can you tell me how atherectomy deal with severe peripheral arterial disease?

Might help symptoms. Atherectomy refers to the physical removal of plaque material from a blood vessel. If you have an obstruction in one of your arteries your doctor might use this method to open the artery to bring more blood flow to the affected area and reduce symptoms associated with obstruction such as pain upon walking and pain at rest. Read more...
Removing plaque. Atherectomy is the removal of plaque build up in the lining of an artery. The plaque causes a narrowing of the arterial lumen decreasing blood flow. By removing the plaque, there is increased flow in that artery. It can be done by a variety of techniques: using a laser, or devices that act like a plane to shave the plaque and others that are like a drill or file. Read more...

Can you tell me what is the difference between peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease?

PAD. Arterial affects the arteries and can cause pain on walking, and if severe gangrene. Venous is usually clots in veins or varicose veins. Read more...
Yes. Peripheral means in the extremities (arms/legs). Arteries are thick walled, high pressure, elastic conduits that send oxygen rich pulsatile blood from the heart to the periphery .Veins are thin walled, low pressure, non-pulsatile, relatively larger structures that return oxygen poor blood to the heart and lungs. Both diseases can cause pain. The hallmark of PVD is swelling; of pad, pain with use. Read more...

Is peripheral arterial disease always life threatening?

Can be. There is a blockage in the blood flow feeding your limbs which carries the oxygen and ultimately your tissues can die because they are starved of the proper blood flow and oxygen necessary for normal life. It is important to diagnose early and modify any potential risks contributing to it such as quitting tobacco use. Read more...
Not always. PAD is typically not life threatening. Can cause pain when walking or pain at rest. However with severe pain and or ulcers and foot and toe discoloration this can be significant and progress the significant complications. Read more...