A Summary of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease in Myanmar

  • Than Than Aye Department of Medicine, North Okkalapa General Hospital, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Tint Swe Latt University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Khin Mg Lwin Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Win Win Kyaw Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Myint Soe Win Department of Cardiology, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Moe Wint Aung Department of Medicine, Yangon General Hospital, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Ko Ko Department of Medicine, North Okkalapa General Hospital, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Thein Myint Department of Medicine, North Okkalapa General Hospital, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Yin Yin Win Department of Medicine, North Okkalapa General Hospital, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar

Abstract

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) broadly encompasses vascular diseases caused primarily by atherosclerosis and thromboembolic pathophysiologic processes that alter the normal structure and function of the aorta, its visceral arterial branches, and the arteries of the lower extremity.  The aims of the Myanmar clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with PAD are to assist physicians in selecting the best management strategies for an individual patient with peripheral artery disease with main focus on lower extremity artery disease (LEAD) due to atherosclerosis, to help the physician to make decisions in their daily practice, and to aid in appropriate referrals to specialists. Early detection and treatment guidelines for the treatment of PAD are important to reduce the morbidity and mortality of patients with vascular problems in Myanmar.

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Published
2014-05-25
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Than Aye, T., Latt, T. S., Lwin, K. M., Kyaw, W. W., Win, M. S., Aung, M. W., Ko, K., Myint, T., & Win, Y. Y. (2014). A Summary of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease in Myanmar. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 28(2), 114. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/64
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