Current Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Femoral-Popliteal Arterial Disease. A Systematic Review

Author(s): Christos Kasapis, Hitinder S. Gurm

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 5 , Issue 4 , 2009

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Abstract:

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common manifestation of atherosclerosis affecting 5 million adults in the United States, with an age-adjusted prevalence of 4% to 15% and increasing up to 30% with age and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors. In this article we focus on lower extremity PAD and specifically on the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal artery (SFPA), which are the most common anatomic locations of lower extremity atherosclerosis. We summarize current evidence and perform a systematic review on the diagnostic evaluation as well as the medical, endovascular and surgical management of SFPA disease.

Keywords: Peripheral arterial disease, superficial femoral artery, popliteal artery, diagnosis, management

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2009
Page: [296 - 311]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/157340309789317823
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