Peripheral Arterial Disease

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Jay D. Coffman
  • Robert T. Eberhardt

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Markus C. Stühlinger, Philip S. Tsao
    Pages 1-19
  3. Lisa M. Bordeaux, Laura M. Reich, Alan T. Hirsch
    Pages 21-34
  4. Robert T. Eberhardt, Jay D. Coffman
    Pages 35-53
  5. D. E. Strandness Jr.
    Pages 55-73
  6. Frank A. Schmieder, Anthony J. Comerota
    Pages 93-118
  7. Jonathan L. Halperin
    Pages 119-144
  8. Timothy A. Bauer, William R. Hiatt
    Pages 145-157
  9. Emile R. Mohler III
    Pages 159-172
  10. Robert T. Eberhardt
    Pages 173-187
  11. Iris Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Isner
    Pages 189-201
  12. Christopher J. White
    Pages 203-223
  13. James O. Menzoian, Joseph D. Raffetto
    Pages 225-242
  14. Robert T. Eberhardt, April Nedeau
    Pages 243-264
  15. Gary W. Gibbons, Geoffrey Habershaw
    Pages 265-279
  16. Marie Gerhard-Herman
    Pages 281-291
  17. Jay D. Coffman
    Pages 293-301
  18. Jeffrey W. Olin
    Pages 303-318
  19. Eugene Y. Kissin, Peter A. Merkel
    Pages 319-345
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 347-356

About this book


Although peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is often unrecognized or neglected by physicians, it affects twenty percent of older persons, causes considerable disability-including loss of limbs-and is an indicator of similar disease in the heart and other blood vessels. In Peripheral Arterial Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, a panel of recognized experts comprehensively reviews the clinical, surgical, radiological, and scientific aspects of atheroscleotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD), large vessel vasculitis, and thromboangiitis, including endovascular, gene, and drug therapies. In their far-ranging discussions, the authors examine in depth the risk factors and antiplatelet therapies for PAD patients in danger of a heart attack and/or stroke, the important role of exercise rehabilitation, the surgical and catheter-based approaches to revascularization, the preoperative evaluation, and the perioperative management of the vascular patient. They also discuss the special problems of peripheral arterial disease in women, management of the diabetic foot, large vessel vasculitis, thromboangiitis obliterans, and atheroembolism. Completing this detailed overview is important information on ameliorating the risk factors for PAD, its pathogenesis and epidemiology, and the physiological and pathophysiological basis of available diagnostic tests.
Authoritative and comprehensive, Peripheral Arterial Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment provides a detailed accounting of the medical, surgical, and radiological aspects of peripheral arterial obstructive disease, empowering today's clinicians and specialists with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and treat this important but often overlooked disorder.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jay D. Coffman
    • 1
  • Robert T. Eberhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineBoston University Medical CenterBostonUSA

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