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Ulster Med J. 2011 Jan;80(1):33-41.

Optimal management of peripheral arterial disease for the non-specialist.

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  • 1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. modonnell904@hotmail.com

Abstract

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) now affects approximately 20% of adults older than 55 years to an estimated total of 27 million people in the Western World. The aim of this paper is to describe the medical management of PAD for the non-vascular specialist, particularly general practitioners, where PAD has now been included in the Northern Ireland Department of Health's Primary Care Service Framework (Directed Enhanced Service).

KEYWORDS:

Epidemiology; Investigation; Peripheral Arterial Disease; Treatment

PMID:
22347739
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PMCID:
PMC3281253
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