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Peripheral arterial disease: Quiz

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1. Peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD):  Is due to atherosclerosis which may cause narrowing of the arteries and reduction of blood flow to the legs May be caused by occupations involving a lot of standing Warns patients in early stages giving them trouble walking

2. Peripheral occlusive arterial disease:  Is not related to smoking Affects around one in five elderly individuals (both men and women) Affects diabetics and non-diabetics equally

3. Individuals with POAD are at increased risk (4 to 5 times) for suffering a heart attack or a stroke.  True False

4. It is recommended that all individuals with POAD:  Have a diagnostic work-up with duplex scanning or angiography Undergo open surgery or percutaneous balloon angioplasty for treatment Control their atherosclerotic risk factors, exercise aerobicly and have a low-fat diet

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