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Intermittent claudication is a classic symptom of peripheral artery disease. A detailed history and physical exam are essential to rule out other causes of lower extremity pain which mimic claudication. The ankle brachial index is the best initial diagnostic test of choice. Conservative management using a supervised exercise program and antiplatelet agents remain the primary treatment of choice for peripheral artery disease.
KeywordsClaudication Ankle-brachial index ABI Supervised exercise program Peripheral artery disease
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