Peripheral arterial disease. A marker of morbidity and mortality.

Daniel G. Federman, Jeffrey D. Kravetz, Dawn M. Bravata, Robert Kirsner

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Abstract

Peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremities is a common manifestation of the atherosclerotic process. A heightened awareness of symptomatic and asymptomatic disease, as well as screening of at-risk patients, is imperative because of the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and even death. This article describes the various symptoms, diagnostic tests, and therapies for this common, underdiagnosed, undertreated disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalPostgraduate medicine.
Volume119
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Federman, D. G., Kravetz, J. D., Bravata, D. M., & Kirsner, R. (2006). Peripheral arterial disease. A marker of morbidity and mortality. Postgraduate medicine., 119(2), 21-27.