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Peripheral arterial disease: current perspectives and new trends in management.
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PMID:  19864983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is defined as an arterial brachial index (ABI) of < or =0.90 in the lower extremities and results from a narrowing of the arteries as a result of progressive atherosclerosis. PAD affects 12-20% of Americans aged 65 years or older; however, most are asymptomatic and many do not seek treatment. Improved awareness and education in both the general population and among health care providers about these modifiable risk factors has the potential to improve general health and decrease morbidity and mortality secondary to atherosclerotic vascular disease.
Farhan Aslam; Attiya Haque; Joanne Foody; L Veronica Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-06     Completed Date:  2009-12-07     Revised Date:  2010-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1141-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Brachial Index
Life Style
Middle Aged
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Comment In:
South Med J. 2009 Nov;102(11):1095-7   [PMID:  19864993 ]
South Med J. 2010 Jun;103(6):590   [PMID:  20710151 ]

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