Treatment of intermittent claudication

Karthikeyan, G.; Eikelboom, John W.
March 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;3/21/2009, p671
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on methods which are used to treat intermittent claudication. They suggest that any methods that are used should improve the patient's symptoms and decrease the risk of cardiovascular problems. They argue that the most important goal of medical treatment in patients with intermittent claudication or peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities is the prevention of cardiovascular complications.


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