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Peripheral arterial disease 

Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral arterial disease

Janet Powell

and Alun Davies



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.

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date: 28 September 2021

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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