Peripheral Artery Disease: From Risk Factors to Management


Jeremy D. Parks (Editor)

Series: Vascular Research Developments

BISAC: MED085050

Peripheral Artery Disease is a circulatory condition usually caused by the buildup of fatty deposits and calcium in the walls of the arteries. The condition is often painful and chronic but can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication. Chapter One describes the psychological factors associated with peripheral arterial disease. Chapter Two describes how lifestyle changes play an important role in the management of diabetes and peripheral artery disease. Chapter Three explains the role of the family physician in risk management of peripheral artery disease. Lastly, Chapter Four focuses on questionnaires for primary care physicians, which can be used for peripheral arterial disease symptom screening and assessing functional impairment and quality of life of patients.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Psychological and Behavioral Factors, Interventions and Psychological Health in Peripheral Arterial Disease
(Elçin Yorulmaz and Gülay Dirik – Psychology Department, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Diabetes Management in Peripheral Artery Disease Patients
(Deniz Dönmez Evinç and Nilgün Özçakar – Milas Provincial Health Directorate, Mugla, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 3. Risk Management of Peripheral Artery Disease at Primary Care Setting
(Gizem Limnili and Nilgün Özçakar – Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Peripheral Arterial Diseases: Assessment Tools for Primary Care
(Ayla Kara and Mehtap Kartal – Ministry of Health Balcova 4th Nusret Fisek Family Health Center, Izmir, et al.)


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