The practical management of claudication

Davies, Alun
October 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/14/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7266, p911
Academic Journal
Editorial. Discusses the importance of active treatment of patients with intermittent claudication. Underrecognition of the condition as a risk factor for coronary and cerbrovascualr events; Beneficial effects of exercise for patients with intermittent claudication; Risk factors associated with the condition; Impact of antiplatelet treatment on the reduced risk of non-fatal vascular events in patients; Outlook for further study.


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