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Peripheral arterial disease. Medical management in primary care practice.
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PMID:  11301719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death and disability in patients age 50 and older. PAD progresses gradually and silently over many years, occluding the lumen of arteries that supply blood to the extremities. Symptoms of peripheral arterial insufficiency include intermittent claudication, rest pain, and impotence. Nonoperative management--including the control of risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and smoking--is the most effective method to lower the risk of morbidity from PAD. Diagnostic technologies such as color duplex imaging, MRI, and MRA complement the clinical assessment of PAD and provide a stronger foundation for treatment decisions in the primary care setting.
S D Weiner; E D Reis; M D Kerstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-13     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-2, 25-6, 29-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antilipemic Agents / therapeutic use
Arteriosclerosis / physiopathology
Diabetic Angiopathies / diagnosis,  therapy
Family Practice
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antilipemic Agents; 0/Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

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