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Vascular presenting syndromes 

Vascular presenting syndromes
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Vascular presenting syndromes
Author(s):

Michael J Darby

, Dominic A Barron

, and Rachel E Hyland

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199216369.003.0006
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date: 07 June 2020

Intermittent claudication 98

Rest pain 98

Acutely painful blue leg 99

When atheroma narrows the blood vessels supplying the lower limb, blood flow is reduced and with it the amount of oxygen that can be taken up by the tissues.

Muscle ischaemia presents in the same basic way, whether it be cardiac (angina) or in the lower limb (claudication). Patients suffer pain induced by exercise, relieved by rest. In claudication the pain is typically felt in the calves, and is brought on by walking....

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