Peripheral Vascular Disease
Estimated time to complete session: 40 min.
1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection.
2. Define claudication.
3. Describe the physical findings in chronic arterial insufficiency.
4. List some of the means for objective documentation of occlusive disease.
5. Recognize some of the supportive measures for patients with claudication.
6. Describe the benefits of walking programs for patients with claudication.
7. List the medications available for peripheral vascular disease.
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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
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