Research Article

Non-surgical management of peripheral vascular disease: a review.

Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.281.6243.794 (Published 20 September 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:794
  1. C A Clyne

    Abstract

    Although the outlook for a pronounced improvement in the ischaemic limb that cannot be surgically treated remains bleak, cessation of smoking, encouragement of exercise, and the withdrawal of vasoconstricting agents may give some symptomatic relief. There is little evidence that vasodilators or antiplatelet agents have much to offer.