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Vascular claudication: How to individualize treatment

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Abstract

The development of angioplasty and stenting, along with the improvement of surgical procedures, have given physicians more options for treating claudication. However, most patients with intermittent claudication do not need a revascularization procedure, or even angiography. They do need an assessment of their coronary and carotid arteries. We present a treatment approach based on risk factor modification, symptom severity, and the risks and benefits of various procedures.


 

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