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[The association between advanced age and peripheral arterial disease]

KOLOSSVÁRY Endre1, FARKAS Katalin1

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(11)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.047

[The high-income countries are characterized by the aging of the residents (epidemiological transition) and the change of the disease patterns that are recognized in the population (epidemiological transition). In that sense, considering the cardiovascular diseases in the last few decades, a decline of mortality of acute, fatal conditions (stroke, myocardial infarction) is notable. All these factors contributed to the recognition of the importance of peripheral arterial disease and related problems in the aging popula­tion of the affected people. The high prevalence, the decline of quality of life associated with compromised lower limb circula­tion, the risk of the limb loss, the challenge of rehabilitation and the high mortality represent a significant and increasing burden to the healthcare. The review aims to analyse the relation of the aging population and peripheral arterial disease, addressing the aspects of epidemiology, diagnostics, and therapy. ]

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  1. Szent Imre Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Angiológia

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