Noninvasive Methods to Investigate Blood Supply to the Lower Extremities in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease During Exercise
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Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) leads to exercise intolerance because of an insufficient blood supply to the lower extremities. As in relatively well-compensated PAOD patients, the insufficient blood supply becomes evident only during exercise, an exercise test has to be applied for its detection and estimation. Although there are several methods which can be used to investigate the peripheral blood supply, the issue remains as to how best quantitate the peripheral blood supply during exercise and, furthermore, to assess its functional reserve.
KeywordsBlood Supply Intermittent Claudication Functional Reserve Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Critical Ischemia
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