Secondary medical prevention in patients with peripheral arterial disease - prescriptions of vascular surgeons and medical doctors (angiologists) in a multidisciplinary vascular centre.

@article{KleinWeigel2010SecondaryMP,
  title={Secondary medical prevention in patients with peripheral arterial disease - prescriptions of vascular surgeons and medical doctors (angiologists) in a multidisciplinary vascular centre.},
  author={Peter Franz Klein-Weigel and B Gutsche-Petrak and S Wolbergs and Curry Koening and I Flessenkamper},
  journal={VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={145-52}
}
BACKGROUND We compared medical secondary prevention in patients with peripheral arterial disease stage II (Fontaine) located in the femoro-popliteal artery managed by vascular surgeons and medical doctors / angiologists in our multidisciplinary vascular center. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed demission protocols of in-hospital treatments between 01.01.2007 and 20.06.2008. RESULTS We surveyed 264 patients (54.2 % women; mean age 67.52 +/- 8.98 yrs), 179 (67.8 %) primarily… CONTINUE READING