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ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease, 3rd Edition

Tim England (Editor), Akhtar Nasim (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-74190-0 September 2014 BMJ Books 120 Pages


ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease provides a structured, practical approach to clinical assessment, investigation and management of the most commonly presenting arterial and venous disorders.

Structural and functional abnormalities of arteries and veins manifest clinically in a broad spectrum of disorders, including cerebrovascular and carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, acute and chronic limb ischaemia, vasculitis and varicose veins. This revised edition incorporates new chapters on coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome, visceral artery stenosis and mesenteric ischaemia, and arteriovenous malformations. Many of these common or chronic conditions first present for initial assessment by primary health care professionals. Case vignettes have been added to relevant chapters to aid understanding and decision making.

Fully up to date and from an expert editor and contributor team, ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease remains a useful resource for non-specialist doctors such as general practitioners, family physicians and junior doctors in training. It is also a relevant guide for all other primary health care professionals working within the multidisciplinary teams responsible for patients with chronic arterial and venous disorders.

Preface, vii

Contributors, viii

1 Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis and Methods of Arterial and Venous Assessment, 1
Mario De Nunzio and Timothy J. England

2 Cerebrovascular and Carotid Artery Disease, 9
Timothy J. England, Nishath Altaf, and Shane MacSweeney

3 Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome, 17
Asif Adnan and David Adlam

4 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, 25
David A. Sidloff, Nikesh Dattani, and Matthew J. Bown

5 Visceral Artery Stenosis and Mesenteric Ischaemia, 31
Daryll Baker

6 Acute Limb Ischaemia, 37
Christos D. Karkos and Thomas E. Kalogirou

7 Chronic Lower Limb Ischaemia, 44
Harjeet Rayt and Robert S.M. Davies

8 VenousThromboembolic Disease, 50
Harjeet Rayt and Akhtar Nasim

9 Varicose Veins, 56
Greg S. McMahon and Mark J. McCarthy

10 Lower Limb Ulceration, 62
Huw O.B. Davies and J. Mark Scriven

11 Lymphoedema, 68
Vaughan L. Keeley and Ruth A. England

12 Vasculitis, 73
Matthew D. Morgan, Stuart W. Smith, and Janson C.H. Leung

13 Vascular Anomalies, 81
E. Kate Waters and William D. Adair

14 Secondary Prevention and Antiplatelet Therapy in Peripheral Arterial Disease, 87
Richard Donnelly

15 Anticoagulants in Venous and Arterial Disease, 94
Sue Pavord and Amy Webster

Index, 101