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Prevalence in General Practice

  • H. E. J. H. Stoffers
  • V. Kaiser
  • J. A. Knottnerus

Abstract

Peripheral vascular disease is a term often used loosely to describe the manifestation of atherosclerosis below the bifurcation of the abdominal aorta. It is the most frequent disease affecting peripheral arteries in the elderly. The population is ageing in western societies, therefore the prevalence of atherosclerotic disease will rise and the diagnostic and therapeutic management of this chronic disease will become more important to general practitioners.

Keywords

General Practitioner Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Peripheral Vascular Disease Intermittent Claudication Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease 
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  • H. E. J. H. Stoffers
  • V. Kaiser
  • J. A. Knottnerus

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