Lower Extremity Arterial Disease / Edition 1

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Lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD) is a common disease entity for men over 40 and women over 50 years of age. While the majority of patients are asymptomatic, prevention of arterial disease is key to reducing morbidity and mortality. This book provides detailed reviews of this disease, its diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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Reviewer: Zola M N'Dandu, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of lower extremity arterial disease.
Purpose: This is an up-to-date contribution to the field of vascular medicine that brings together the numerous pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances in the evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease.
Audience: This book is will be useful for physicians interested in vascular medicine, vascular radiology, and vascular surgery.
Features: The authors present clinical manifestations of lower extremity arterial disease. With the use of multiple tables, charts, and references, the authors provide a detailed framework with which a clinician can evaluate and treat lower extremity arterial disease.
Assessment: This is a useful addition to the literature of vascular medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588295545
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Series: Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases Series
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Claudication : clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis 1
2 Noninvasive diagnostic evaluation of peripheral arterial disease 23
3 Smoking and smoking cessation 39
4 Peripheral arterial disease and diabetes 53
5 Hyperlipidemia in peripheral arterial disease 61
6 Hypertension and peripheral vascular disease 75
7 Physical inactivity is a risk factor for lower extremity arterial disease and coronary heart disease 85
8 Pathogenesis of atherosclerotic vascular disease 99
9 Lower extremity arterial disease co-existing with coronary artery disease 183
10 Medical therapy of claudication and lower extremity arterial disease 223
11 Exercise therapy for lower extremity arterial disease 243
12 Endovascular strategies for management of claudication and lower extremity arterial disease 257
13 Severe lower extremity arterial disease : limb salvage and revascularization 269
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