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Peripheral Arterial Disease - The Challenges of Revascularization

Ana Terezinha Guillaumon

Hospital de Clínicas da Unicamp

Full professor and head of vascular and endovascular surgery service at UNICAMP, with 150 journal papers published in vascular surgery journals, ongoing research in organ, tissue, and lower limb ischemia and reperfusion, and member of the Brazilian Society of Vascular Surgery - SBACV.


Daniel Siqueira

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Researcher experienced in general, vascular, and endovascular surgery, affiliated with the State University of Campinas and the Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital in Curitiba. Dr. Siqueira is a member of the Brasilian College of Surgeons (CBC) and the (CBC) and the Brazilian Society of Vascular Surgery (SBACV).

Martin Geiger

Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa de Campinas

Practitioner surgeon with a specialization in the area of Endovascular Surgery, member of the Brazilian College of Surgery, Brazilian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (SBACV), and the Society for Vascular Surgery (US).


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Peripheral artery disease affects around 15% of the Western population over 50 years old. It is most commonly due to atherosclerosis, where an atherosclerotic plaque causes arterial stenosis or occlusion. This results in a reduction in blood flow to the affected limb. Most patients are asymptomatic, but many experience intermittent claudications (pain on walking). Critical limb ischemia occurs when the reduction in blood flow is so severe that it causes pain on rest or tissue loss (ulceration or gangrene).
Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. Some 60% of patients with peripheral artery disease will have ischaemic heart disease, and 30% have cerebrovascular disease. Within five years of diagnosis, 10-15% of patients with intermittent claudication will die from cardiovascular disease. Therefore, management begins with the identification and modification of risk factors that are common to peripheral artery disease, heart disease, and stroke. Treatment goals include reducing cardiovascular risk and improving functional capacity. Revascularization is indicated for persistent symptoms.
The main objective of the book is to deal with peripheral arterial disease in the most diverse aspects. Addressing issues such as pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, clinical aspects, treatment, and prognosis.

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Ana Terezinha Guillaumon

Hospital de Clínicas da Unicamp

Ana Terezinha Guillaumon obtained an MD and Ph.D. in Vascular Surgery from the Surgical Science Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil. She is a full professor and head of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery at the UNICAMP as well as head of the Microprocedures and Vascular Research Laboratory. She is also head of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Hospital de Clínicas, UNICAMP. Dr. Guillaumon is a member of the Brazilian Society of Vascular Surgery (SBACV). Her areas of research interest include aortic aneurysm, ischemia and reperfusion, ischemic nephropathy, and carotid disease. She works on the development of new vascular and endovascular devices. She also serves as an editorial board member for peer-reviewed medical scientific journals.

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