Clinical and vascular laboratory assessment of peripheral vascular disease

Daniel T. Ginat, Wael E.A. Saad, Mark G. Davies

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Diabetic patients have at least a four times greater risk for developing peripheral vascular disease (PVD) than does the general population (1). Indeed, an estimated 45% of individuals with diabetes mellitus will acquire clinically significant PVD after 20 years of disease onset (2). Diabetic individuals have an 11 times greater risk than the general population for developing critical limb ischemia (1). Indeed, PVD tends to manifest with greater severity in diabetes mellitus compared with other etiologies of PVD, such as smoking, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension (3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Risk Diabetic Foot
Subtitle of host publicationTreatment and Prevention
PublisherCRC Press
Pages9-28
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420083026
ISBN (Print)9781420083019
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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