Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2016 • VOLUME 22 • №4

Conservative treatment of patients with peripheral artery diseases: possibilities and existing problems

Sapelkin S.V.1,2, Kuznetsov M.R.2

1) Institute of Surgery named after A.V. Vishnevsky under the RF Ministry of Public Health,
2) Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov under the RF Ministry of Public Health, Moscow, Russia

With due regard to the requirements of evidence-based medicine, the article contains a review of present-day positions concerning conservative therapy in patients with peripheral artery diseases and chronic arterial ischaemia, represented in the latest Russian and foreign consensus documents, showing importance of bringing the basic provisions of the consensus documents to the notice of practical health-care providers with the aim of working out more effective therapeutic regimens. Some sections of the guidelines regarding the duration of treatment, among the number, require definite specification with the wording of more clear-cut practical conclusions.

KEY WORDS: atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease, chronic arterial ischaemia, conservative treatment, pentoxifylline.

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