The principles of care for patients with intermittent claudication

Authors: K. Roztočil
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika transplantační a cévní chirurgie IKEM Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. Miloš Adamec, CSc.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2010; 56(7): 724-726
Category: 80th Birthday - Jaroslava Blahoše, MD, DrSc.


Patients with claudication have a high cardiovascular risk and, foremost, require an introduction of the appropriate procedures to stop the progression of the disease and to prevent cardiovascular events as if these were patients with a coronary or cerebro­vascular disease. To manage the claudication-associated complaints, surgery and endovascular revascularization procedures, exercise therapy and vasoactive agents with proven clinical efficacy are used.

Key words:
atherosclerosis – intermittent claudication – endovascular revascularization – vasoactive treatment


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