New developments in intermittent claudication

Stansby, Gerard
April 2005
Pulse;4/30/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 17, p57
The article cites new developments in intermittent claudication (IC). Background IC is often the first symptom of peripheral arterial disease and is usually due to widespread atherosclerosis. However, IC symptoms often go unreported by patients since they assume the cramp-like pain on walking to be a sign of ageing or arthritis. The pain is usually felt in the calves, although it can occur in the buttocks or thighs, after exercise. If the patient stops and rests, the pain disappears, but returns when they begin walking again.


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