Treatment of hypertension in patients with peripheral arterial disease: an update.

@article{Clement2009TreatmentOH,
  title={Treatment of hypertension in patients with peripheral arterial disease: an update.},
  author={Denis L. Clement},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={271-6}
}
Hypertension is a known risk factor for cardiovascular events, and recent data have pointed to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) as another strong risk factor; together, they cause a surprisingly high total risk. This review deals with the clinical management of this dangerous association. The ankle-brachial index helps in the diagnosis of PAD and the estimation of risk. To control risk, lifestyle adaptation is essential. There is no consensus on a first choice of antihypertensive drug… CONTINUE READING