Acute Limb Ischaemia

Acute limb ischaemia occurs when there is blockage of a peripheral artery, either from a thromboembolism, or sometimes from an embolic plaque. It frequently occurs on a background of peripheral vascular disease. Thrombus in...

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Aneurysm and AAA

Definitions An aneurysm is an artery that has a localised dilation, with a permanent diameter of >1.5x that expected of the particular artery. True Aneurysm – the wall of the artery forms the wall...

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Introduction Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is due to atherosclerosis of arteries in the limbs. The level of arterial occlusion present is proportional to the symptoms. The pathogenesis and risk factors are the same as...

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Peripheral Vascular Exam

Introduction introduce yourself wash your hands check you’ve got the right patient Inspection Is the patient in any pain? Check around the bed Mobility aids O2 Cigarettes Medication Look for any general signs –...

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Varicose Veins

Introduction Varicose veins… Are tortuous dilated superficial veins Are different to reticular veins or telangiectasia Are caused by weak vein walls causing dilation and valve incompetence Are often symptomless Are investigated with Doppler venous...

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