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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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Gaspar, "Vasculitides as a rare cause of intermittent claudication," Bratislava Medical Journal, vol.
Randomized clinical trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, ramipril, in patients with intermittent claudication. Br J Surg.
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Effect of cilostazol in patients with intermittent claudication: a randomized double blind placebo-controlled study.
[8] evaluated the improvement in gait after surgical treatment of patients with neurogenic intermittent claudication. Papadakis et al.
History of intermittent claudication and history of pain during walking, standing, walking uphill (Edinburgh questionnaire) was taken.
Many people with PAD have mild or no symptoms, and only about 10 percent of people with PAD have typical intermittent claudication. Nevertheless, PAD is very common and affects about 8 million Americans.
Intermittent claudication is defined as fatigue, discomfort, or pain that occurs in specific lower limb muscle groups during effort as the result of exercise-induced ischemia that is usually relieved by rest (1).
The frequency of low ABI is 32% and symptoms of intermittent claudication is 3.3%.
The review included RCTs of population groups with history of coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction; patients with intermittent claudication or hypercholesterolemia; and patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, as well as prospective cohorts of healthy populations.
We report the case of an Olympic taekwondo athlete with an atypical bilateral intermittent claudication that represented a handicap in her performance during competition fight.
Based on the clinical signs and results of the diagnostic workup, the presumptive diagnosis was intermittent claudication, a condition caused by peripheral vascular disease and defined as intermittent weakness and pain in the legs induced by exercise and relieved by rest.

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