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Peripheral arterial disease 

Peripheral arterial disease

Chapter:
Peripheral arterial disease
Author(s):

Janet Powell

and Alun Davies

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161402_update_001

Update:

Peripheral arterial disease – findings of genome wide association study. Acute limb ischaemia – discussion of Cochrane review comparing thrombolysis with surgery. Abdominal aortic aneurysm – discussion of endovascular repair in ruptured aneurysms, and of trials in small (4.0-5.5cm) asymptomatic aneurysms.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 July 2017

The most common presentations of peripheral arterial disease are intermittent claudication and abdominal aortic aneurysm. In patients under 50 years of age the cause of disease is most likely to be genetic, congenital, immunological, infectious, or traumatic; over 50 years of age the principal risk factor is smoking....

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