Traitement médicamenteux de l'artériopathie périphérique [Medical therapy in peripheral arterial occlusive disease]

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serval:BIB_C7BB254942E7
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Traitement médicamenteux de l'artériopathie périphérique [Medical therapy in peripheral arterial occlusive disease]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Périard D., Hayoz D., Mazzolai L.
ISSN
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
5
Number
189
Pages
312-315
Language
french
Abstract
Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is often asymptomatic. If symptomatic, patients present intermittent claudication, ischemic rest pain or tissue necrosis. The prevalence of PAD increases with age and affects about 2% of patients at 60 years. Patients with PAD have an increased risk of coronary or cerebro-vascular events. Measure of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) allows early detection of asymptomatic patients, and allows early preventive interventions, in order to reduce their cardio-vascular risk. The most important interventions are smoking cessation, normalisation of blood pressure and lipid levels, and introduction of an antiplatelet agent, such as aspirin 75 to 160 mg/d.
Keywords
Anticoagulants/therapeutic use, Arterial Occlusive Diseases/drug therapy, Humans, Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors/therapeutic use
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