Ann Vasc Med | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access
Department of Vascular Surgery, Saint George Hospital, University Medical Center, Lebanon
*Correspondance to: Kreidy RaghidFulltext PDF
Arterial calcification is common in peripheral arterial disease but its impact on subsequent health is poorly described. It is essentially observed among diabetic and uremic patients. It is independently associated with increased severity of limb ischemia. Furthermore, it is significantly correlated with severe forms of coronary artery disease and has been proposed as a marker for this disease. The presence of peripheral arterial calcification results in increased mortality and morbidity rate. The author reviewed the most relevant published studies related to lower extremity arterial calcification. In this article, he describes pathophysiology and clinical presentation of this condition. He analyses its implication on cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. The most recent trends in management and treatment of this disease will be exposed.
Peripheral arterial disease; Calcification; Ischemia; Coronary artery disease
Raghid K. Peripheral Arterial Calcification: Clinical Implications and Management. Ann Vasc Med. 2018;1(1):1004.