Athero-sclerosis of the lower extremities
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Athero-sclerosis of the lower extremities

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Published by Stuart Phillips publications in [Sutton .
Written in English


  • Atherosclerosis.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesBritish Journal of Geriatric Practice.
StatementA. M. Boyd.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 23-27 ;
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19018578M

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Freddo ischemic disease of the lower extremities. and co-workers [34] suggest that myocardial infarc­With regard to the high age of patients with tion may be a more common early complication of GCA their coronary heart disease may be assumed temporal arteritis than appreciated and can occur to atherosclerotic alterations of the coronary arter Cited by: In 12 of 43 patients followed in Group III, a recurrence or apparent deterioration of the vascular insufficiency in the lower extremities required surgery in six patients. Thus, peripheral vascular diseasse of the lower extremities should not be a deterrent against recommending a patient for coronary surgery if otherwise clinically by: The effect on the extremities is cold hands and feet, and in an advanced case, gangrene of the extremities can result. In less advanced cases the backs of the lower legs ache with exercise. This is called claudication. Impotence can be caused by decreased blood flow . CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS Howard B. Burchell, M.D., Edgar V. Allen, M.D. and Frederick P. Moersch, M.D., Rochester, Minn. Clinically the problem of arteriosclerosis is related mainlyto occlusion of the small or medium-sized arteries. The main organs or body regions where arteriosclerotic disease wreaks havoc are the brain, the heart, and the lower limbs. There is abasic.

The most common manifestation of lower extremity athero-sclerosis is intermittent c laudication (M cDermott et al., ). C laudication comes from the L atin word c laudicatio, meaning to limp. Intermittent c laudication is a pain in the leg that is brought on by walking and relieved by rest. This pain, char-. (1) presence of athero-sclerosis in the arteries of the heart and lower extremities (2) functional capacity of the heart after an MI or heart surgery (3) effectiveness of the medical regimen. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.   eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book THE can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader. (An eBook reader can be a software application for use on a computer such as Microsoft's free Reader application, or a book-sized computer THE is used solely as a reading device such as Nuvomedia's Rocket eBook.).