Intermittent Claudication

  • E. Sebastian Debus
  • Reinhart T. Grundmann


Patients with intermittent claudication should primarily be offered supervised exercise training. Endovascular revascularization is considered when exercise fails to achieve an adequate symptomatic improvement. Open surgery is only the third option, recommended when the alternative treatment options are logistically or technically unfeasible or have proven unsuccessful.


Peripheral Arterial Disease Target Lesion Revascularization Peripheral Arterial Disease Patient Femoropopliteal Artery Endovascular Revascularization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Sebastian Debus
    • 1
  • Reinhart T. Grundmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Vascular MedicineUniversity Heart and Vascular Center at University Clinics Hamburg–EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Former Medical DirectorCommunity Hospital Altoetting-BurghausenBurghausenGermany

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