Peripheral artery disease

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A 61-year-old woman presents with a 3-year history of discomfort in the right thigh on exertion. Her symptoms have recently progressed to involve the right calf. She is able to walk no more than 50 m before having to stop because of leg pain. Her medical history is notable for coronary-artery bypass surgery after a myocardial infarction at 55 years of age and for hyperlipidemia, for which she takes atorvastatin at a dose of 40 mg daily. She has a smoking history of 50 pack-years and currently smokes eight cigarettes per day. On examination, the blood pressure is 126/82 mm Hg, there is a bruit over the right femoral artery, and pulses are diminished in the right leg. How would you evaluate and manage this case?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-871
Number of pages11
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume374
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2016

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Peripheral Arterial Disease
Leg
Femoral Artery
Thigh
Hyperlipidemias
Coronary Artery Bypass
Smoke
Tobacco Products
Smoking
Myocardial Infarction
Blood Pressure
Pain
Atorvastatin Calcium

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Peripheral artery disease. / Kullo, Iftikhar Jan; Rooke, Thom W.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 374, No. 9, 03.03.2016, p. 861-871.

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