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Intermittent Claudication (IC) Miniatlas Luis Raúl Lépori MD

Intermittent Claudication (IC) Miniatlas

Luis Raúl Lépori MD

Published May 27th 2012
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54 pages
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Intermittent claudication is the most common presenting symptom of occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs. It refers to discomfort or muscle pain associated with physical activity, therefore it is relieved with rest. It occurs as a result ofMoreIntermittent claudication is the most common presenting symptom of occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs. It refers to discomfort or muscle pain associated with physical activity, therefore it is relieved with rest. It occurs as a result of muscle ischemia. The major cause of this ischemia is vascular obstruction as a result of atherosclerosis- therefore the risk factors involved in its development also promote the occurrence of peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication, the subject matter of this work.Intermittent claudication is a common disorder in old-age individuals- the Framingham study has shown an incidence 10 times higher in people older than 65 years than in people younger than 44.It is known that people with intermittent claudication have a higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease- therefore, proper diagnosis and timely treatment enable not only relieving patients and improving their quality of life, but also preventing the cardiovascular complications arising from atherosclerosis and associated morbidity and mortality.Table of contents:Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral arterial systemThe cardiovascular systemThe arteriesThe cells of the arterial wallArteries of the lower limbsPeripheral artery disease and intermittent claudicationPeripheral artery disease and intermittent claudicationEpidemiology of PADRisk factors for PADTobacco use as a risk factor for PADDiabetes and dyslipidemia as risk factors for PADHypertension and other risk factors for PADIschemia and tissue damageAtherogenesis and atherothrombosisClinical manifestations of PADClassification of PADCourse and prognosis of PADDiagnosis and treatment of PAD and ICDiagnosis of PADAnkle-brachial indexComplementary methods for PAD diagnosisDifferential diagnosesTherapeutic approach for PADNonpharmacological treatment of PADPharmacological treatment of PADCilostazol in the treatment of ICEndovascular treatment and surgical revascularizationReferences