Free vascular disease board review questions sample from Med-Challenger.
Vascular disease clinical knowledge is an essential component of complete patient care. Med-Challenger offers vascular disease review and other cardiovascular disease review questions along with everything else you need to maintain your clinical practice. More free cardiovascular disease sample questions, including the following topics: high-risk limb ischemia, arterial occlusion & vascular blockage, can be accessed via this week’s Quick Quiz, and via free trial of the following specialty courses:
This week’s case-based question:
A 45-year-old man who admits to smoking cigarettes presents to you with worsening right calf and foot pain. His vital signs are: heart rate 70 beats/minute, blood pressure 130/80 mm Hg, respiratory rate 18 breaths/minute, and temperature 97.6 °F.
Cardiac examination is normal. Pulses of the right foot are difficult to palpate, but Doppler probe is able to pick up audible arterial flow in both the dorsalis pedis and posterior tibialis arteries. His toes appear dusky (see Figure).
You note partial loss of sensation over his foot and lower calf, which feel cool to the touch. You also observe hair loss and atrophic skin on the same area. The patient is able to extend and flex his foot and his toes on both sides.
His current medications include lisinopril, aspirin, and metformin.
How would you classify his arterial occlusion?
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