GLEN E. GARRISON, M.D.; WALTER L. FLOYD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EDWARD S. ORGAIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease, a prevalent and disabling condition, has received considerable diagnostic and therapeutic attention in recent years. In the lower extremities the clinically emphasized findings are intermittent claudication, absent pulses, delayed venous filling, pallor of the elevated foot, dependent rubor, ischemic ulcer, and gangrene.
During the past few years the authors have become impressed with the importance of auscultation of the arteries, palpation of the pulses, and observation of the skin over the distal part of the extremity both before and after exercise of the extremity in establishing the diagnosis of prominent stenosis in the primary arterial supply
GARRISON GE, FLOYD WL, ORGAIN ES. Exercise in the Physical Examination of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;66:587–593. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-3-587
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(3):587-593.
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