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Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease 

Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease
Chapter:
Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease
Source:
Acute Pain (Oxford Pain Management Library)
Author(s):

Arif H. Ghazi

and Obi Agu

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0018

Pain in vascular disease is often severe.

Atherosclerosis is the commonest cause of ischaemic pain.

Angioplasty, stents, and surgical revascularization should be attempted to treat the underlying cause.

Pain relief is also aimed at neuropathic and sympathetic components of pain.

In end stage ischaemic disease, amputation may be necessary often leading to long-term pain.

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