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Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Janice Tsui
  • George Hamilton
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Abstract

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a significant healthcare issue in the West and its management remains challenging. The prognosis of patients with PVD is poor in terms of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and in patients with advanced disease, there is significant risk of limb loss. Treatment aims are to reduce cardiovascular risk, manage symptoms, and prevent limb loss. This chapter gives an overview of the non-pharmacological treatments available for the management of PVD, with a focus on critical limb ischemia.

Keywords

Peripheral Vascular Disease Limb Salvage Spinal Cord Stimulation Critical Limb Ischemia Intermittent Claudication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Free Vascular UnitRoyal Free Hampstead NHS TrustLondonUK

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