Living with peripheral vascular disease: a review of the literature.

@article{Johnstone2003LivingWP,
  title={Living with peripheral vascular disease: a review of the literature.},
  author={Carolyn Catherine Johnstone},
  journal={Professional nurse},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          446-9
        }
}
Peripheral vascular disease is a debilitating condition that can significantly reduce a patient's quality of life. It affects mainly older people and causes severe chronic pain that can make even simple activities of daily living impossible. This paper reviews the literature on the management of PVD, with specific emphasis on the patient experience of living with the condition.