Savill P. Early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease can save limbs. Practitioner 2012;256 (1755):19-21

Early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease can save limbs

24 Oct 2012Pais-up subscribers

The prompt identification and management of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can improve quality of life, save limbs and reduce cardiovascular events. NICE has published a clinical guideline on lower limb peripheral arterial disease. NICE recommends that a supervised exercise programme is offered to all patients with intermittent claudication. Patients with severe and inadequately controlled symptoms should be referred to secondary care services.

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