Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection.
- Define claudication.
- Describe the physical findings in chronic arterial insufficiency.
- List some of the means for objective documentation of occlusive disease.
- Recognize some of the supportive measures for patients with claudication.
- Describe the benefits of walking programs for patients with claudication.
- List the medications available for peripheral vascular disease.
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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAP, Assistant Director, 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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