Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Significance of close surveillance of patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Angiology. 2009 Aug-Sep; 60(4):462-7.A

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) indicates generalized atherosclerosis but is still underdiagnosed and undertreated.

METHODS

Data were collected from patients with PAD from the Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and medication were documented.

RESULTS

Atherogenic risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease were highly prevalent. By continuous care at the university clinic, in addition to family medicine treatment, the use of platelet inhibitors, antihypertensives, and lipid-lowering therapy was increased. Ankle-brachial index and walking distance improved.

CONCLUSION

Long-term treatment at the university clinic had positive effects on atherogenic risk factors. The regular use of secondary preventive medication was improved. Still, this patient population remained undertreated and showed a high incidence of vascular event rates and a need for vascular interventions. This study implies the importance of both specialists and general practitioners in the care of these individuals.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. robinjoyce.barrows@med.uni-heidelberg.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18829601

Citation

Barrows, Robin Joyce, et al. "Significance of Close Surveillance of Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease." Angiology, vol. 60, no. 4, 2009, pp. 462-7.
Barrows RJ, Krumsdorf U, Zankl A, et al. Significance of close surveillance of patients with peripheral arterial disease. Angiology. 2009;60(4):462-7.
Barrows, R. J., Krumsdorf, U., Zankl, A., Katus, H., & Tiefenbacher, C. P. (2009). Significance of close surveillance of patients with peripheral arterial disease. Angiology, 60(4), 462-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003319708322923
Barrows RJ, et al. Significance of Close Surveillance of Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease. Angiology. 2009 Aug-Sep;60(4):462-7. PubMed PMID: 18829601.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Significance of close surveillance of patients with peripheral arterial disease. AU - Barrows,Robin Joyce, AU - Krumsdorf,Ulrike, AU - Zankl,Alexandra, AU - Katus,Hugo, AU - Tiefenbacher,Christiane Pia, Y1 - 2008/09/30/ PY - 2008/10/3/pubmed PY - 2009/10/2/medline PY - 2008/10/3/entrez SP - 462 EP - 7 JF - Angiology JO - Angiology VL - 60 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) indicates generalized atherosclerosis but is still underdiagnosed and undertreated. METHODS: Data were collected from patients with PAD from the Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and medication were documented. RESULTS: Atherogenic risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease were highly prevalent. By continuous care at the university clinic, in addition to family medicine treatment, the use of platelet inhibitors, antihypertensives, and lipid-lowering therapy was increased. Ankle-brachial index and walking distance improved. CONCLUSION: Long-term treatment at the university clinic had positive effects on atherogenic risk factors. The regular use of secondary preventive medication was improved. Still, this patient population remained undertreated and showed a high incidence of vascular event rates and a need for vascular interventions. This study implies the importance of both specialists and general practitioners in the care of these individuals. SN - 1940-1574 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18829601/Significance_of_close_surveillance_of_patients_with_peripheral_arterial_disease_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0003319708322923?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -