Intermittent Claudication

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intermittent claudication

[‚in·tər¦mit·ənt klȯ·də′kā·shən]
Cramping pain or weakness in the lower extremities during exercise, caused by occlusion of the arteries.

Intermittent Claudication


pain in the gastrocnemius muscles during walking, caused by insufficient blood supply to the lower extremities. It was described by J. M. Charcot in 1858.

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18 We have examined the tendinopathic changes of AT by ultrasound in patients complaining of intermittent claudication due to limb ischaemia.
In the Framingham Heart Study, an elevated total cholesterol level was associated with a twofold increased risk for intermittent claudication.
That, in turn, causes the pain and cramping of intermittent claudication.
Cardiovascular responses during treadmill exercise in men with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication.
2,4,6,11,13-16,18,32) In humans, intermittent claudication (IC) is an exercise-induced, pathognomonic symptom of peripheral arterial disease involving the legs.
Babu, Menon, Vaidyanathan (in 1990) obtained relief in intermittent claudication in 92% patients with TAO, relief in intermittent claudication in 92% patients with TAO, relief from rest pain in 86% , healing of ulcers in 100% of their patients.
Walking ability and ankle systolic pressures: Observations in patients with intermittent claudication in a short-term walking exercise program.
The likelihood of having PAD was further increased in patients with intermittent claudication, and with additional risk factors such as age, smoking, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus.
Intermittent claudication is a sign of possible peripheral artery disease, through arteriosclerosis.
Intermittent claudication of the lower limb has a benign natural history with a low risk of limb loss.
Patients without classic symptoms of intermittent claudication, as well as those who did have intermittent claudication, benefited from both interventions.
No prior exercise interventions have been tested on PAD participants with and without symptoms of intermittent claudication.

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