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Intermittent claudication as a new symptom means your artery disease is worsening everywhere?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It can.

Individuals with claudication frequently have disease in other vascular territories(carotid , coronary artery disease) .
Treatment of risk factors and prompt diagnosis is essential. See your doctor

In brief: It can.

Individuals with claudication frequently have disease in other vascular territories(carotid , coronary artery disease) .
Treatment of risk factors and prompt diagnosis is essential. See your doctor
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes, see your doctor

Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory process that results in blockages and hardening of the arteries, is a systemicdisease, meaning it occurs throughout the vascular system.
There are key areas that blockages may form more readily, depending on risk factors like diabetes or smoking. So if your blockages are worsening in one area, as in intermittent claudication, see your doctor to begin treatment!

In brief: Yes, see your doctor

Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory process that results in blockages and hardening of the arteries, is a systemicdisease, meaning it occurs throughout the vascular system.
There are key areas that blockages may form more readily, depending on risk factors like diabetes or smoking. So if your blockages are worsening in one area, as in intermittent claudication, see your doctor to begin treatment!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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