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Title Lower extremity arterial disease / edited by Dennis G. Caralis and George L. Bakris
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Series Clinical hypertension and vascular diseases
Clinical hypertension and vascular diseases.
Contents Claudication : clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis / Dennis G. Caralis -- Noninvasive diagnostic evaluation of peripheral arterial disease / Nicholas Labropoulos and Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos -- Smoking and smoking cessation / Albert Bellg and Aristides N. Mavridis -- Peripheral arterial disease and diabetes / George L. Bakris -- Hyperlipidemia in peripheral arterial disease / Ambika Babu, C.R. Kannan, and Theodore Mazzone -- Hypertension and peripheral vascular disease / Anjula Gandhi, Jay Garg, and George L. Bakris -- Physical inactivity is a risk factor for lower extremity arterial disease and coronary heart disease / Dennis G. Caralis and Stamatis Dimitropoulos -- Pathogenesis of atheroslerotic vascular disease / Bassem Jamil Basha, George L. Bakris, and James R. Sowers
Lower extremity arterial disease coexisting with coronary artery disease : management and prognosis / Dennis G. Caralis -- Medical therapy of claudication and lower extremity arterial disease / Dennis G. Caralis -- Exercise therapy for low extremity arterial disease / Peter F. Kokkinos -- Endovascular strategies for management of claudication and lower extremity arterial disease / Michael C. Brunner and Dennis G. Caralis -- Severe lower extremity arterial disease : limb salvage and revascularization failure / Chad E. Jacobs and Walter J. McCarthy
Summary This work is a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in atherosclerosis of the arteries of the legs and feet. The authors discuss in detail the primary symptom - claudication - an intermittent pain in the leg or foot while walking, its predisposing factors, the current diagnostic methodologies, the impressive advances in the therapeutic armamentarium, and the need to screen for co-existing coronary artery disease. Additional chapters describe cutting-edge noninvasive angiography and vascular flow studies, specific drug therapy for claudication, regression of atherosclerosis therapy, gene therapy, and drug eluting stents for peripheral arterial disease. The authors also examine the epidemiology of LEAD, the effects of smoking and effective smoking cessation programs, its pathogenesis and its association with lipid abnormalities and hypertension, aggressive risk factor modification, and the need to measure the ankle brachial index of every patient over 45
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arteries -- Diseases.
Leg -- Blood-vessels -- Diseases.
Vascular Diseases -- diagnosis.
Vascular Diseases -- therapy.
Arteries -- physiopathology.
Lower Extremity -- physiopathology.
Form Electronic book
Author Bakris, George L., 1952-
Caralis, Dennis G.
LC no. 2004013537
ISBN 1588295540 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1592598811 (e-ISBN)
9781588295545 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781592598816 (e-ISBN)