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Peripheral Arterial Disease

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Patients diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are often concerned with the risk of amputation. The more significant risks, however, are mortality secondary to a myocardial infarction or stroke. The role of the general practitioner is key to the counselling and risk management of the patient to reduce the long term risk and prevent costly hospital admissions in an already financially challenged NHS.

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  • Authors: T Hubbard & S Vig
  • Keywords: Peripheral arterial disease, amputation, stroke, diagnosis, management
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Read 556 times Last modified on Friday, 15 April 2016 10:29

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