Peripheral vascular disease and leg ulcers

People with peripheral vascular disease have increased risk of MI, stroke and mortality. So, although a patient may present with an acute problem such as lower limb pain, leg ulcers or gangrene, the GP must also address the patient’s overall cardiovascular risk.



1 Intermittent claudicationleg or buttock pain on walking, disappears when still, often worse in one leg

2 Ischaemic rest painsevere, constant pain in foot, usually worse at night, sometimes relieved by hanging leg over side of bed.

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May 17, 2017 | Posted by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Peripheral vascular disease and leg ulcers

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