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Intermittent Claudication

  • Afsha Aurshina
  • Anil Hingorani
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Abstract

Intermittent claudication is a classic symptom of peripheral artery disease. A detailed history and physical exam are essential to rule out other causes of lower extremity pain which mimic claudication. The ankle brachial index is the best initial diagnostic test of choice. Conservative management using a supervised exercise program and antiplatelet agents remain the primary treatment of choice for peripheral artery disease.

Keywords

Claudication Ankle-brachial index ABI Supervised exercise program Peripheral artery disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Afsha Aurshina
    • 1
  • Anil Hingorani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryVascular Institute of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Division of Vascular ServicesNYU Langone Hospital-BrooklynBrooklynUSA

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