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Background: The commonest symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is intermittent claudication (IC). This is associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiovascular mortality. Often patients consult general practitioners (GPs) within primary healthcare sectors. These patients are often referred to the vascular surgeon for specialist assessment and possible revascularisation. Misdiagnosis of IC at the primary visit may lead to inappropriate referral and delayed treatment. ...
Abstracts from The College of Podiatry Annual Conference 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom. 16-18 November 2017
- BioMed Central