Peripheral Vascular Disease

Aug 15, 2006 Issue
Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 57-year-old man visits your office for refills of simvastatin (Zocor) and paroxetine (Paxil). He says his friend had “a bypass operation on the arteries in his legs,” and asks if you think he should be “checked for that disease.” He has never had symptoms of claudication.

Jul 1, 2006 Issue
Peripheral Arterial Disease [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for persons with chronic peripheral arterial disease?

Jun 1, 2006 Issue
Peripheral Vascular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Peripheral vascular disease is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis that leads to significant narrowing of arteries distal to the arch of the aorta. The most common symptom of peripheral vascular disease is intermittent claudication. At other times, peripheral vascular disease leads to acute ...

Feb 1, 2006 Issue
Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the USPSTF recommendations on screening for peripheral arterial disease and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in theGuide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.

Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Management of Peripheral Aterial Disease [Article]

Peripheral arterial disease is common, but the diagnosis frequently is overlooked because of subtle physical findings and lack of classic symptoms. Screening based on the ankle brachial index using Doppler ultrasonography may be more useful than physical examination alone. Noninvasive modalities to ...

Jun 1, 2002 Issue
Peripheral Arterial Disease [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for chronic peripheral arterial disease?

Dec 15, 2001 Issue
Percutaneous Interventions for Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Disease [Article]

Peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities is an important cause of morbidity that affects up to 10 million people in the United States. The primary care physician can easily identify patients who are at risk for the disease with a questionnaire and a relatively simple test-the ankle brach...

Feb 15, 2000 Issue
A Primary Care Approach to the Patient with Claudication [Article]

Peripheral arterial occlusive disease occurs in about 18 percent of persons over 70 years of age. Usually, patients who have this disease present with intermittent claudication with pain in the calf, thigh or buttock that is elicited by exertion and relieved with a few minutes of rest. The disease m...

Apr 1, 1999 Issue
Chronic Critical Limb Ischemia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis [Article]

Chronic critical limb ischemia is manifested by pain at rest, nonhealing wounds and gangrene. Ischemic rest pain is typically described as a burning pain in the arch or distal foot that occurs while the patient is recumbent but is relieved when the patient returns to a position in which the feet are...

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