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ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease, 2nd Edition

ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease, 2nd Edition

Richard Donnelly (Editor), Nick J. M. London (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31240-9 April 2009 BMJ Books 120 Pages




Structural and functional abnormalities of arteries and veins manifest clinically in a broad spectrum of disorders, including aneurysmal disease, atherosclerosis, vasculitis, venous insufficiency, microvascular complications, thrombo-embolism and lower limb ulceration.  Many of these are common and/or chronic conditions which present for initial assessment by primary health care workers. 

This new edition is a practical guide to the most commonly presenting disorders, and provides a structured approach to clinical assessment, investigations and management.  The last few years have seen major changes in the use of non-invasive or minimally-invasive techniques, e.g wider use of CT and MR angiography, and increasing use of percutaneous interventions for carotid, lower limb and reno-vascular disease. 

The ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease (Second Edition) explains the underlying technology and the applications of new minimally-invasive methods, especially CT and MRI, and provides an up-dated, evidence-based guide to the modern day management of patients with common, life-threatening diseases involving different parts of the circulation.

This authoritative, full-colour, illustrated ABC is an ideal reference for the primary care, non-specialist practitioner to base effective management and prevention programmes. 

1. Methods of arterial and venous assessment.

2. Acute Limb Ischaemia.

3. Chronic lower limb ischaemia.

4. Cerebrovascular disease.

5. Carotid artery disease.

6. Diabetes and vascular disease.

7. Renal artery stenosis.

8. Abdominal aortic aneurysms.

9. Secondary prevention of peripheral vascular disease.

10. Vasculitis.

11. Varicose veins.

12. Venous thrombembolic disease.

13. Lymphoedema.

14. Ulcerated lower limb.

15. Venous ulceration.

16. Antiplatelet therapy in arterial disease.

17. Anticoagulation in venous thrombosis

a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous disease for the non-specialist, focusing on the modern day management of patients

explains the different interventions for arterial and venous disease

covers the core knowledge on therapy, management and diagnosis and highlights the evidence base on varicose veins, diabetes, blood clots, stroke and TIA and use of stents

this much needed new edition now includes information on new treatments and therapies, antithrombotic therapy, and non-invasive techniques