Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 minutes


Learning Objectives

  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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Course summary
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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
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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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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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