Lower Extremity Arterial Disease / Edition 1

Lower Extremity Arterial Disease / Edition 1

by Dennis G. Caralis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1617376396

ISBN-13: 9781617376399

Pub. Date: 11/09/2010

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Although associated with coronary heart disease and generalized arteriosclerosis in a large number of patients, lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD) is a disease process by itself that only one in four patients will survive more than 10 years. Approximately 10 million men and women in the United States suffer from LEAD. In Lower Extremity Arterial Disease,

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Overview

Although associated with coronary heart disease and generalized arteriosclerosis in a large number of patients, lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD) is a disease process by itself that only one in four patients will survive more than 10 years. Approximately 10 million men and women in the United States suffer from LEAD. In Lower Extremity Arterial Disease, leaders in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, hypertension, vascular surgery, vascular radiology, and vascular physiology join forces to comprehensively review the state-of-the-art concerning atherosclerosis of the arteries of the legs and feet. The authors discuss in detail LEAD's primary symptom-claudication-an intermittent pain in the leg or foot while walking, its predisposing factors, the current diagnostic methodologies, the impressive advances in the therapeutic armamentarium, and the need to screen for co-existing coronary artery disease. Additional chapters describe cutting-edge noninvasive angiography and vascular flow studies, specific drug therapy for claudication, regression of atherosclerosis therapy, gene therapy, and drug-eluting stents for peripheral arterial disease. The authors also examine the epidemiology of LEAD, the effects of smoking and effective smoking cessation programs, its pathogenesis and its association with lipid abnormalities and hypertension, aggressive risk factor modification, and the need to measure the ankle-brachial index of every patient over 45.

Authoritative and up-to-date, Lower Extremity Arterial Disease offers family physicians, cardiologists, internists, radiologists, and cardiovascular surgeons a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of LEAD, ranging from diagnostic methodologies and pharmacotherapy to aggressive risk factor modification, transcatheter therapeutics, and gene therapy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617376399
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Series:
Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Claudication: Clinical Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
Dennis G. Caralis

Noninvasive Diagnostic Evaluation of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Nicos Labropoulos and Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos

Smoking and Smoking Cessation
Albert J. Bellg and Aristdis N. Mavridis

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes
George L. Bakris

Hyperlipidemia in Peripheral Arterial Disease
Ambika Babu, C. R. Kannan, and Theodore Mazzone

Hypertension and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Anjula Gandhi, Jay Garg, and George L. Bakris

Physical Inactivity is a Risk Factor for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease and Coronary Heart Disease
Dennis G. Caralis and Stamatis Dimitropoulos

Pathogenesis of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
Bassem Jamil Basha, George L. Bakris, and James R. Sowers

Lower Extremity Arterial Disease Co-Existing With Coronary Artery Disease
Dennis G. Caralis

Medical Therapy of Claudication and Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
Dennis G. Caralis

Exercise Therapy for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
Peter F. Kokkinos

Endovascular Strategies for Management of Claudication and Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
Michael C. Brunner and Dennis G. Caralis

Severe Lower Extremity Arterial Disease: Limb Salvage and Revascularization
Chad E. Jacobs and Walter J. McCarthy

Index

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