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Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Bruce L. Gewertz
  • Tina R. Desai
  • Roy Fujitani

Abstract

Peripheral vascular disease, especially that due to atherosclerosis, is a major cause of morbidity in the geriatric population. The disease process is manifest in virtually every organ system. Lower extremity arterial occlusive disease results in debilitating restrictions in mobility as well as limb-threatening rest pain and ischemic ulcerations. Carotid bifurcation atheromas contribute to stroke through sudden occlusion and embolization. Aortic aneurysms are life-threatening lesions, most frequently discovered in patients in their eighties (estimated incidence of 6% in men over 80 years of age).

Keywords

Aortic Aneurysm Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Peripheral Vascular Disease Renal Artery Stenosis Carotid Endarterectomy 
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  • Bruce L. Gewertz
  • Tina R. Desai
  • Roy Fujitani

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