Peripheral arterial disease/ intermittent claudication

Garry Tew*, Irena Zwierska

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem characterised by obstruction of blood flow in the arteries outside of the heart and brain. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries. As atherosclerosis is a systemic disease process, many patients with PAD also have coronary artery and cerebrovascular disease (Norgren et al., 2007). For the purpose of this chapter, PAD refers to advanced arterial atherosclerosis of the lower-limbs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExercise and Chronic Disease
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter5
Pages92-110
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781135999063
ISBN (Print)9780203877043
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

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