Vascular claudication: How to individualize treatment

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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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