A rational approach to diagnosis and treatment of intermittent claudication.

@article{Fernandez2002ARA,
  title={A rational approach to diagnosis and treatment of intermittent claudication.},
  author={Bernardo B Fernandez},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={323 5},
  pages={244-51}
}
Intermittent claudication (IC), the first recognizable symptom of peripheral arterial disease, is prevalent among older persons and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis of IC involves taking a thorough patient history, conducting a physical examination with an emphasis on the cardiovascular system, and noninvasive testing with functional assessment. The goals of treatment for IC are to prevent progression of vascular disease and cardiovascular complications and to… CONTINUE READING

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