Peripheral Artery Disease: From Risk Factors to Management Original PDF
Peripheral Artery Disease is a circulatory condition usually caused by the buildup of fatty deposits and calcium in the walls of the arteries. The condition is often painful and chronic but can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication. Chapter One describes the psychological factors associated with peripheral arterial disease. Chapter Two describes how lifestyle changes play an important role in the management of diabetes and peripheral artery disease. Chapter Three explains the role of the family physician in risk management of peripheral artery disease. Lastly, Chapter Four focuses on questionnaires for primary care physicians, which can be used for peripheral arterial disease symptom screening and assessing functional impairment and quality of life of patients.