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164676 - Vascular @ Murdoch

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To provide GP’s with up to date information on best practice screening techniques and risk factor management in PVD.

Relevance to General Practice

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis. It affects 10–15% of the general population,1–4 and approximately 50% of PAD patients are asymptomatic;2,3 leading to under-diagnosis and under-treatment of the disease.5 
The most common symptom of PAD is intermittent claudication (IC) affecting the calf muscles, which may be present in as few as 10% of patients.5 Symptomatic PAD patients have a worse prognosis than patients presenting with coronary artery disease or cerebrovascular disease, but their atherosclerosis risk factors are less intensively treated.6 Both asymptomatic and symptomatic PAD patients have a high risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD),2,7 therefore early treatment reduces mortality.8 

Learning outcomes
  • Gain better understand about leg ulcers and management
  • Varicose Veins - assessment and management options
  • Learn about the new insulins
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    164676 - Vascular (at) Murdoch
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